Hamlet Summary / ELENA

Hamlet Summary
Hamlet is a famous play , written by William Shakespeare
When Hamlet’s father dies his uncle Claudius becomes king and marries Hamlet’s mother.
Afterhis father’s death his ghost appears in front of Hamlet
He tells Hamlet that he can’t rest in peace because he was murdered.
He said that it was Hamlet’s Uncle Claudius that was the one who murdered him by pouring poison in his ear while he napped.
The old King Hamlet told his son to revenge his death but to spare Gertrude’s life. Heaven will decide her fate.

Now Hamlet is confused, he doesn’t know whether he should trust The Ghost or not.
So he decides to enlist help from a troupe of players
They perform in a play called The Murder of Gonzagoto
Hamlet added scenes that recreate what the Ghost told him.
He wanted to see how Claudius’s reaction was. The plan succeeded. As Claudius left the room because he had bad conscience.
So Hamlet plans to kill him .
When Hamlet talks to his mother in her chamber while Ophelia’s father Polonius is hidingbehind the wall hanging, Hamlet becomes violent towards his mother so she calls for help.
Hamlet thinks that it’s Claudius who is behind the wall hanging so he stabs him.
As a punishment Claudius did send Hamlet to England
When Ophelia hears that her father has died , she becomes so sad that she drowns herself
Hamlet returned back to home. One day he was talking to two gravediggers but what he didn’t know that it was Ophelia’s grave they were digging

Laertes (Ophelia’s brother) jumps into her grave to hug her one last time. When Hamlet realizes that it’s Ophelia who is in the grave Hamlet starts to scream and points out that it was only him who loved her the most. Hamlet jumps into the grave as well and begins to fight with Laertes.

Claudius arranges a fencing match between Hamlet and Laertes. Laertes puts poison on the tip of his sword and Claudius poisons Hamlet’s cup of wine. After two rounds he gives the cup to Hamlet but he doesn’t want to drink his drink yet. Instead Gertrude takes the cup and drinks it.

Laertes finally wounds Hamlet with his sword. They both get mad and start to fight on the ground. Hamlet takes Laertes sword and wounds him. Gertrude dies. Then Laertes confesses that he poisoned his word. Hamlet forces Claudius to drink the poisoned cup of wine and then
stabs him with the sword. The whole family dies.

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