The Death Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare

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Kristine Ross LIT 200 WY1 Professor Shepard 12/20/15 Paper #2 Troubled by royal treason, ruthless scheming, and a ghost, Denmark is on the verge of damage. Directly following King Hamlet 's death, the widowed Queen, Gertrude, remarried Claudius, the King 's brother. Prince Hamlet optically discerns the joining together of his mother and uncle as a "hasty and incestuous" act (Charles Boyce, 232). He then ascertains that Claudius is responsible for his father 's perfidious murder. His father 's ghost asks Hamlet to avenge his death and Hamlet concurs. He plans very punctiliously, ascertaining that he doesn 't kill Claudius when in he has already been forgiven for his sins. Hamlet fortuitously kills Polonius, the King 's advisor, contemplating that it was Claudius hiding behind a curtain spying on Hamlet and his mother. This drives Ophelia, Polonius ' daughter and Hamlet 's love interest, out of her mind. She then drowns in a suspected suicide when she falls from a tree into a river. Laertes, Ophelia 's brother, teams up with Claudius and plots revenge on the strained prince. Hamlet agrees to a sword match with Laertes, not realizing that Laertes will have a sharp, poisoned sword, while he will be given a blunted sword. To make sure that their plan to kill Hamlet works, Claudius put poison in a drink to give to Hamlet,
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