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HAMLET Summary

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  1. Hamlet is the prince of Denmark. His father has recently died. HAMLETSummary

  2. His uncle, Claudius, has married his mother, Gertrud, and is the king now. HAMLETSummary

  3. Hamlet's father appears as a ghost and tells him that he has to kill Claudius HAMLETSummary

  4. Gertrud HAMLETSummary The Ghost Claudius Hamlet

  5. Hamlet is a person who always THINKS to decide what to DO. HAMLETSummary

  6. He wants to kill Claudius. HAMLETSummary

  7. He pretends to be mad because this could help him... ... but the question remains throughout the play: Does he actually go mad? HAMLETSummary

  8. Polonius is the chamberlain. HAMLETSummary Ophelia and Laertes are his daughter and son.

  9. Claudius and Polonius want to know if Hamlet is mad with love for Ophelia. HAMLETSummary

  10. (TO BE OR NOT TO BE solilloquy ) HAMLETSummary They hide and watch Hamlet when he thinks aloud about life and death

  11. Hamlet designs a trick to prove that Claudius killed his father: some actors will perform a play where a king is murdered by his brother. HAMLETSummary

  12. Hamlet watches Claudius's reaction. Claudius is frightened, leaves the theatre and starts to pray. HAMLETSummary

  13. Hamlet tries to kill Claudius now but he stops: Claudius would go to heaven while his father is suffering in hell. HAMLETSummary

  14. Hamlet confronts his mother. He says that it is a shame that she is married to Claudius, someone so inferior to her former husband (Hamlet's father). HAMLETSummary

  15. Polonius is hearing from behind a curtain. Hamlet discovers him and kills him thinking that it is Claudius who is hiding there. HAMLETSummary

  16. Ophelia goes mad and drowns in a river. HAMLETSummary Her brother, Laertes, is very sad.

  17. Hamlet doesn't know Ophelia is dead and takes a walk in the fields. HAMLETSummary

  18. He discovers someone who is digging a grave and finds Yorik's skull. HAMLETSummary

  19. Yorik was a clown with whom Hamlet used to play as a child. HAMLETSummary

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  21. The skull makes him reflect on the consequences of death. HAMLETSummary

  22. The play ends with a long scene where Hamlet and Laertes fight with swords, apparently only for sport. HAMLETSummary

  23. But Claudius and Laertes have put some poison in Hamlet's drink and on Laertes's sword. HAMLETSummary

  24. After some confusions, Gertrud drinks the poison and dies and Laertes and Hamlet are killed by the sword. Before dying, Hamlet kills Claudius. HAMLETSummary

  25. Denmark dies as a country, too: Fontinbras, king of Norway, who has conquered Poland, finds the royal family dead and takes power of the kingdom. HAMLETSummary