During the play, Hamlet keeps a tight eye on Claudius to observe what he does.

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Claudius storms out of the theatre when the performance enrages him. Hamlet will be sent away immediately.

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By chance, Hamlet sees Claudius kneeling and making an attempt to pray while walking to his mother’s room.

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It is Hamlet’s belief that if he kills the King now, his soul will instead be sent to paradise. As a temporary measure, Hamlet resolves to put his life on hold.

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To protect Gertrude, Polonius skulks in Gertrude’s chamber, fearing her unpredictable son.

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Polonius may be heard creeping behind the arras as Hamlet enters to reprimand his mother (a kind of tapestry).

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He kills Polonius by stabbing the tapestry. This time Hamlet’s dad appears to advise him not to put off getting retribution for fear of upsetting his mom.

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