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A brief Summary of Hamlet's Plot

Prince Hamlet turns to be heavily depressed. Having been summoned home to Denmark from his school in Germany to attend his dad’s funeral, Hamlet’s shocked to find his mom Gertrude already remarried. The Queen has wed Claudius, Hamlet's Uncle and the dead king's brother. To Hamlet, the given marriage happens to be foul incest. Moreover, Claudius has had himself crowned King notwithstanding Hamlet appeared to be his father's heir to the throne. It’s no wonder Hamlet suspects foul play.

When his dad’s ghost visits the castle, his suspicions are confirmed. The Ghost complains that he isn’t able to rest in peace as he was killed. From his words, Claudius dared to pour poison in King Hamlet's ear while the old king slept. Unable to confess and find salvation, the Ghost is currently consigned, for a time, to spend his days in Purgatory and wander around the globe by night. He begs his son to avenge his death, and to spare Gertrude, thus letting Heaven decide her fate.

Hamlet vows to affect madness, making use of a mask, which will give him an opportunity to observe the interactions in the castle. However, it makes him more confused than ever. In his persistent confusion, Hamlet questions the Ghost's trustworthiness. He doubts that the Ghost is a true spirit. The Ghost might be an agent of the devil sent for tempting him. What if killing Claudius would result in Hamlet's reliving his memories for all eternity? Hamlet really agonizes over what he feels as his cowardice because he’s unable to stop himself from thinking. Words literary immobilize him, but the world he lives in appreciates action.

To test the Ghost's sincerity, he makes use of the help of a troupe of players, performing a play dubbed The Murder of Gonzagoto, to which Hamlet has added scenes for the purpose of recreating the murder described by the Ghost. Hamlet dubs the revised play The Mousetrap, and the play proves to be successful. As Hamlet had hoped, Claudius' natural reaction to the staged killing reveals the monarch to be conscience-stricken. Claudius has to leave the room due to his inability to breathe, and his vision gets dimmed for want of light. Persuaded now that Claudius appears to be a villain, Hamlet resolves to murder him. However, Hamlet observes that conscience can make a coward anyone.

In his ongoing reluctance to dispatch Claudius, Hamlet causes up to six deaths. The first death belongs to Polonius, whom he violently stabs through a wallhanging as the old man dared to spy on Hamlet as well as Gertrude in the Queen's private chamber.

Prince Hamlet turns to be heavily depressed. Having been summoned home to Denmark from his school in Germany to attend his dad’s funeral, Hamlet’s shocked to find his mom Gertrude already remarried. The Queen has wed Claudius, Hamlet's Uncle and the dead king's brother. To Hamlet, the given marriage happens to be foul incest.

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October 20, 2016
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