"And now, Laertes, what’s the news with you? You told us of some suit. What is ’t, Laertes? You cannot speak of reason to the Dane And lose your voice. What wouldst thou beg, Laertes, That shall not be my offer, not thy asking? The head is not more native to the heart, The hand more instrumental to the mouth, Than is the throne of Denmark to thy father. What wouldst thou have, Laertes?"
Sc. 2, Lines 42–50: How would you describe Claudius’s attitude toward Laertes? What details support your description? What might you infer from Claudius’s action of turning to Laertes first?