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Clau·di·us

(klow'dē-ŭs),
Friedrich M., German anatomist, 1822-1869. See: Claudius cells, Claudius fossa.
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Claudius is hellbound, and where Hamlet will go after death we can't be sure.
Viewed from this perspective, Claudius is not a mere scheming, villainous "serpent," but also a victim of the powerful emotion of jealousy and desire, that is, a prey to human vulnerability.
Hamlet refrains from killing Claudius in the belief that the kneeling Claudius is repenting, whereas Claudius's attempt to repent is unsuccessful (3.3.97-98).
Claudius is indeed known to have attempted such a policy,(31) but in choosing to relate this incident (not important for the action of the novel, save in so far as it illustrates Messalina's hold over her husband), Graves is giving a historical event a contemporary twist.
Graves's novel I, Claudius is an engaging first-person narrative written in the voice of the Roman emperor Claudius.
It is the occasion for the rise of a King whose namelessness in the play (Claudius is the only Shakespearean King never addressed either by his official title [Calderwood xv] or by his name [Goldberg 326]), matches the equivocal blankness of his speech (as for instance, in 1.3).
Hamlet decides that this is not the best moment for revenge; he assumes that Claudius is confessing his crime and would go straight to heaven if he died at that moment.
Polonius' deviousness and eavesdropping bring on his death; Hamlet stabs him through the tapestry in the mistaken belief that Claudius is concealed there.