Claudius (The New King of Denmark)

Character: Claudius

Bio: Claudius is the brother of Hamlet Sr., Husband of Gertrude, and Uncle/Step-Father of Hamlet Jr. He is the main antagonist in "Hamlet" for kill the Old King, Hamlet Sr. "Hamlet: O' my prophetic soul, my uncle?" "Ghost: Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast, with witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts-" This shows that Hamlet assumption of his Uncle is correct and is shown that he is killed by poison when the ghost says "traitorous gifts" meaning he was poisoned. Claudius is also the smart kind of villain, because of his more cunning and indirect ways of killing. "Ghost: A serpent stung me; so the whole ear of Denmark is by a forged process of my death Rankly abused; but know, thou noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy father's life Now wears his crown." "Rankly abused" means "utterly deceive." The Ghost was deceived by Claudius proving he was a cunning.

Tom Hiddleston

Actor: Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston relates to Claudius, because of his role in a recent films. He also has played a evilly cunning villain, Loki. Loki also has a brother and wants his place as ruler of Asgard. Loki *Spoiler Alert* successfully claims the throne in Asgard after his father's throne, rightfully his brother (Thor), by getting Thor to leave Asgard to live on Earth. Loki not only does this, but also is quite mischievous and treacherous, he not only fakes his death, but also tricks several people by making them think he's the old king, Odin. True, not exactly like Hamlet, but it does have its parallels.

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