The characters of Claudius and Hamlet have more similarities than they do differences. Discuss.

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The characters of Claudius and Hamlet have more similarities than they do differences. Discuss. Claudius and Hamlet, according to the plot lead us to believe nonsensically that they are poles apart. The nature of the play fools us to believe, that the relationship is in turmoil therefore they must be different in character and in nature. My personal belief this cannot be true has lead me to believe different things to what is skin deep. …

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…a weak and gullible nature, Ophelia stating ĎI do not know my lord what I should think.í The dominance of the two menís minds over these two characters shows similarities. The mind leads us to another point, Claudius is one of a few who realises, in my belief that Hamlet was not mad, showing dexterity on both menís parts. In the end it is their mental capacity that differs from their emotional side.