Claudius does occasionally show signs of remorse and human feeling—his affection for Gertrude, for instance, seems sincere.Gertrude The queen of Denmark, Hamlet’s mother, recently married to Claudius.He is completely incapable of figuring out what Hamlet is up to.
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Hamlet has such strong feelings about her sex life that he becomes momentarily distracted from his revenge quest, urging her toward a life of chastity.
Polonius The Lord Chamberlain of Claudius’s court, and the father of Laertes and Ophelia.
Hamlet speculates that the ghost might be a devil sent to deceive him and tempt him into murder, and the question of what the ghost is or where it comes from is never definitively resolved.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Two slightly bumbling courtiers, former friends of Hamlet from Wittenberg, who are summoned by Claudius and Gertrude to discover the cause of Hamlet’s strange behavior.