In a typed Word or Open Office document, answer the following constructed response question. Be sure your answer is in paragraph format, is well-organized, and adheres to MLA conventions. Remember to provide textual evidence and cite using MLA format any quotes you use (no Works Cited page is necessary).
In Act III, Scene iii, Hamlet has an opportunity to kill Claudius, but he does not act. One scene later, however, Hamlet does not hesitate at all when he kills Polonius in Gertrude’s chamber.
What effect does this plot choice have on Hamlet’s character development, and how does this characterization assist in developing the theme of action vs. inaction?