Comic relief in Hamlet provides not just break form intense drama but adds more detail to the next dramatic occurrence. These episodes of lighthearted fun bring a level if foreshadowing for the impending disaster. The conversation between the two gravediggers and then with Hamlet is the most exquisite example of Shakespearean comic relief.
The initial barbs by Polonius aimed at Hamlet and the constant ridicule of Polonius by Hamlet provides moments of sheer audacity and jocularity to the intense tone of the play.
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