Does Claudius repent his crimes? Does this align with his actions in the last few scenes?
In the third act, Claudius, in a monologue, accepts his crimes and worries that the worst consequences might be reserved for his sin of killing his own brother and marrying his sister-in-law. Worried and scared, he chooses to pray for absolution. However, in the following acts, instead of fixing his faults, Claudius is seen planning to dispose of Hamlet and have him killed. While the repentance and confession seemed genuine, he only ends up committing more crimes.