Summary Of Hamlet Act 4

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The climax of a story is the moment when all events come together for its peak intensity. In Act III of William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, the protagonist, Hamlet, stabs and kills Polonius. “How now, a rat? Dead for a ducat, dead!”, that is when Hamlet vocally noticed Polonius was being a spy. At this point in the play, there is no going back for Hamlet. He takes place in public violent action and brings himself into inescapable conflict with the king. Hamlet kills Polonius for spying on him and his mother while they were talking, After that it's a world wind of conflict throughout the remaining parts of the play.
Up until this point in the play, Hamlet was very indecisive on his plot to kill Claudius and he failed to act on his feelings of revenge. Once he killed Polonius, he knew that Claudius had the right to get revenge on Hamlet by killing, seen when Hamlet stated, “A murderer and a villain,/ A slave that is not twentieth part the tithe/ Of your precedent lord, a vice of kings,/ A cutpurse of the empire and the rule,/ That from a shelf the precious diadem stole,/ And put it in his pocket” He finally stepped into his big boy shoes and acted on his thoughts and his feelings.
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He knows he is either going be expatriated or he’s going to die. Laertes returns from France to get revenge on Hamlet for killing his father so Claudius told him to duel Hamlet with a poisoned un-blunt sword to kill Hamlet with and end it all. All these killings could have possibly been avoided if Hamlet hadn’t killed Polonius, Laertes wouldn't have came back searching for Hamlet. The killing of Polonius is the point of highest emotional point in the play because Gertrude screams and startles Hamlet and Polonius makes movement behind the tapestry giving his location away to
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