Hamlet Act 2 Characters

Polonius Sends servant Reynaldo to spy on Laertes in France
Reynaldo Polonius’s servant, who is sent to France by Polonius to check up on and spy on Laertes.
Ophelia Reports about shocking encounter she had with Hamlet
Claudius Worried about Hamlet erratic behavior and sends nephew old friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to keep eye on him
Gertrude Worried about hamlet erratic behavior and sends son’s old friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to keep eye on him, Hamlet mom
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Hamlet’s childhood friends; ordered by king and queen to keep eye on Hamlet
Polonius believes that Ophelia is the cause of Hamlet apparent madness
Voltemand Danish ambassador and courtier; brings news about Fortinbras army
Hamlet Meets group of theatrical performers and eventually decides to use them to prove Claudius guilt
First player Leader of theater troupe
Players Troupe of performers who arrive at Elsinore
“Brevity is the soul of wit” Polonius
“O, what a rouge and peasant slave am I!” Hamlet

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