Philological Examination Questions on Hamlet
Question: What was Shakespeare's opinion of politicians, as inferred from his use of the word?
Answer: Shakespeare evidently did not have a very exalted
opinion of politicians, for he frequently speaks of them in
the most disparaging terms "one who would circumvent God," says Hamlet, as he muses on the skull of a dead man, whom he imagines was once a politician.
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