Saturday, June 25, 2016

Hamlet in brief

Hamlet, prince of Denmark, is upset by the death of his father and the hasty remarriage of his mother, Queen Gertrude, to his uncle Claudius.
·         Hamlet’s father’s ghost informs Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius and demands Hamlet avenge him.
·         Hamlet makes himself appear crazy to deflect suspicion, rejects his sweetheart Ophelia, and convinces players to enact the scene of the murder in front of Claudius, who reacts suspiciously.
·         Hamlet’s attempt to kill Claudius kills Ophelia’s father Polonius by mistake. Claudius sends Hamlet to England but he escapes and stumbles upon Ophelia’s funeral.
·         Claudius arranges a duel between Hamlet and Ophelia’s brother Laertes. Gertrude drinks from a poisoned goblet meant for Hamlet, Laertes and Hamlet both receive fatal poisoned cuts, and Hamlet kills Claudius.

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