This is also the case when Horatio keeps his word and mouth shut, swearing to Hamlet not to mention anything about the Ghost 2. Everyone should have read at least one Shakespearian play, and if I were to recommend one it would without a doubt be Hamlet.
Frye speculate that ferocious revenge codes, treachery, spying, and consequences of weak actions by broken wills intervene with catharsis, but on the contrary, they develop the feeling of disgust that needs to be purged.
When Fortinbras hears of the strange events that have come to pass, he says: Let us haste to hear it, And call the noblest to the audience. Shakespeare, William, et al.
Although the killing was an accident because Hamlet thinks that Polonius is Claudius, Hamlets actions ignites a series of tragic events that take place because of his horrible mistake. When Claudius is killed, tension is released as the audience is assured that no more evil can be done.
This illustrates Polonius distrust in his son and his will to use all means necessary to gain information about Laertes, even if it runs the risk of jeopardizing his reputation. The drink, the drink!