Hamlet Act 1: Notes And Plot. Plot: Act 1, Scene 1 (At

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Hamlet Act 1: Notes and Plot Plot: Act 1, Scene 1 (at the night watch) Barnardo comes to replace Francisco on duty Horatio and Marcellus come to join the watch Marcellus tells Barnardo that he brought Horatio so that he could see the ghost for himself and finally believe it exists Horatio is does not think it will appear Barnardo begins to tell Horatio of the ghost and when it comes (when a star reaches a certain point in the sky) The ghost appears They discuss its similar appearance to the late king Marcellus tells Horatio to speak to it Horatio orders it to speak and the ghost leaves Horatio is pale and trembling from the stock of actually seeing it Marcellus tells Horatio how this has happened twice before at this same hour Horatio…show more content…
l over the army, to stop his nephew Gives it to Cornelius and Voltemand to deliver to him Claudius asks Laertes what is it that he want and tells him that he could have anything he wants because of his fathers power Laertes asks for permission to return back to France now that the coronation is over Polonius, his father, consents to the plan, and Claudius lets him go Claudius then turns to Hamlet asking him why he is so depressed Hamlet denies this, saying he is “too much in the sun” where the word sun can be interpreted in the context of sun and sun Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother, asks him to stop dressing and behaving the way he has, telling him death is just a natural occurrence Hamlet tells her that this is the way he is and his grieving is normal Claudius then interjects to tell him that is he continues to behave this way it suggests that he is simpleminded and unmanly He also tells him that he is trying to fight against nature by not being accepting Tells him he does not want him to go back to Wittenberg but stay with him and Gertrude Hamlet consents Everyone except Hamlet leaves to celebrate Hamlet has his 1st of 7 soliloquies Says how he wishes God had said suicide is okay because he wants to kill himself Says that his father was superior to his uncle as a god is to a goat He is angry angry at his mother—she seems stupid and immoral not to have mourned longer Horatio, Marcellus, and Barnardo enter Hamlet refers to Horatio as a friend and asks him what he is doing so
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