Please help me narrow down to two examples of certainty vs. uncertainty in Hamlet Act II.

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Please help me narrow down to two examples of certainty vs. uncertainty in Hamlet Act II.

Hey guys, I need help finding two examples/quotes that show the theme, Certainty vs Uncertainty in Hamlet Act II. I have many five examples below that I believe go with the theme Certainty vs. Uncertainty. Can you help me narrow it down to the best two that best support the theme certainty vs. uncertainty

1. Polonius' confusion of Hamlets craziness. "(aside) How say you by that? Still harping on my daughter. Yet he knew me not at first. He said I was a fishmonger. He is far gone, far gone. And truly in my youth I suffered much extremity for love, very near this. I’ll speak to him again.—(to HAMLET) What do you read, my lord?" Polonius thinks that Hamlet is thinking about Ophelia but in reality Hamlet is using the daughter/dead dog comparison to make Polonius crazy. There is certainty that Hamlet is thinking about a girl but uncertainty whether it is Ophelia.

2. Hamlet doubting if the ghost was really telling the truth or if he was the devil."The spirit that I have seen May be the devil, and the devil hath power T' assume a pleasing shape." He needs to avenge his fathers death but he is uncertain whether the ghost is on his side or is really the devil and trying to mess with him

3. Gertude doubting that Hamlet's madness has nothing else to do but the marriage and death of father. "I doubt it is no other but the main: His father’s death and our o'erhasty marriage." I feel like there is uncertainty but no certainty.

4. Polonius telling the King and Queen why he thinks Hamlet has gone crazy."And he, repelled—a short tale to make—Fell into a sadness, then into a fast,Thence to a watch, thence into a weakness,Thence to a lightness, and, by this declension,Into the madness wherein now he raves And all we mourn for." Polonius is pretty certain he knows why he is crazy(Ophelia) but she is not enough to conclusively prove why he is "crazy"

5. When Polonius is so certain about his reasoning for Hamlets craziness that he would bet his job and accept a demotion from court job to farm job." (points to his head and shoulders)Take this from this if this be otherwise. If circumstances lead me, I will find Where truth is hid, though it were hid indeed Within the center." OR "At such a time I’ll loose my daughter to him. (to CLAUDIUS)Be you and I behind an arras then,Mark the encounter. If he love her not And be not from his reason fall'n thereon,Let me be no assistant for a state But keep a farm and carters."  There is uncertainty to the fact that he may be wrong and is risking his job and relationship with the king. (Which is a better quote showing certainty vs uncertainty  in this particular situation?)

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