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Polonius is a character in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. He is King Claudius’s chief counsellor, and the father of Ophelia and Laertes. Polonius connives with Claudius to spy on Hamlet. The latter eventually murders Polonius, provoking Ophelia’s fit of madness and death and the climax of the play: a duel between Laertes and Hamlet.