Letter to the New King of Denmark Detailing the Story of Hamlet

It began when Hamlet met the ghost of his father. The ghost spoke to him, stating that it is his father’s spirit, and he was murdered by Claudius. Ordering Hamlet to seek revenge on the man who took over his throne and married his wife, the ghost disappears with the dawn.

Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his father’s death, but, he is delayed, entering into a deep depression, and madness. Claudius and Gertrude worry about the prince’s behavior and try to find out its cause. They use a pair of Hamlet’s friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, to watch him. When Polonius suggests that Hamlet may be mad with love for his daughter, Ophelia, Claudius agrees to spy on Hamlet while in conversation with the girl. Although Hamlet seems mad, he does not seem to love Ophelia: he orders her to go through a nunnery, and says that he wished to ban marriages.

A group of traveling actors came to Elsinore, and Hamlet takes advantage of the opportunity to test his uncle’s guilt. He planned to have the players perform a scene closely resembling the way Hamlet imagines his uncle to have murdered his father, so that if Claudius is guilty, he will act guilty. When the moment of the murder arrives in the theater, Claudius leaps up and leaves the room. Hamlet and I agreed that this proves he is guilty. Hamlet goes to kill Claudius but finds him praying. Since he believed that killing Claudius while in prayer would send Claudius’s soul to heaven, Hamlet thought that would be a poor way of revenge, and so he decided to wait. Claudius now frightened of Hamlet’s madness and fearing for his own safety, orders that Hamlet be sent to England at once.

Hamlet goes to meet with his mother, in whose bedroom Polonius had hidden behind a tapestry. Hearing a noise from behind the tapestry, Hamlet believes the king is hiding there. He draws his sword and stabs through the fabric, killing Polonius. For this crime, he is immediately sent off to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Yet, Claudius’s plan for Hamlet included more than banishment, as he has given Rosencrantz and Guildenstern sealed orders for the King of England demanding that Hamlet be put to death.

In the aftermath of her father’s death, Ophelia went mad with grief and drowns in the river. Polonius’s son, Laertes, who had been staying in France, returns to Denmark in rage. Claudius convinces him that Hamlet is to blame for his father’s and sister’s deaths. When Horatio and the king receive letters from Hamlet indicating that the prince has returned to Denmark after pirates attacked his ship while traveling to England, Claudius makes up a plan to use Laertes’ desire for revenge to secure Hamlet’s death. Laertes will fence with Hamlet, but Claudius will poison Laertes’ blade so that if he draws blood, Hamlet will die. As a backup plan, the king decides to poison a goblet, which he will give Hamlet to drink should Hamlet score the first or second hits of the match. Hamlet returned to the area of Elsinore just as Ophelia’s funeral is taking place. Stricken with grief, he attacked Laertes and declared that he had always loved Ophelia. Back at the castle, he tells me that he thinks one must be prepared to die, since death can come at any time. A courtier named Osric arrived on Claudius’s orders to arrange the fencing match between Hamlet and Laertes.

 

As soon as the sword-fighting began, Hamlet scored the first hit. The king then offered the poisoned goblet, but Hamlet rejected the drink. Instead, Gertrude takes a drink from it and is killed by the poison. Laertes succeeds in cutting Hamlet, though Hamlet does not die of the poison instantly. After an accidental switch of swords, Laertes is cut by his own poisoned sword blade, and, after telling Hamlet that Claudius is responsible for the queen’s death, he dies from the blade’s poison. Hamlet then stabs Claudius with the poisoned sword and forces him to drink down the rest of the poisoned wine. Claudius dies, and Hamlet dies right after getting his revenge.

It began when Hamlet met the ghost of his father. The ghost spoke to him, stating that it is his father’s spirit, and he was murdered by Claudius. Ordering Hamlet to seek revenge on the man who took over his throne and married his wife, the ghost disappears with the dawn.

Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his father’s death, but, he is delayed, entering into a deep depression, and madness. Claudius and Gertrude worry about the prince’s behavior and try to find out its cause. They use a pair of Hamlet’s friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, to watch him. When Polonius suggests that Hamlet may be mad with love for his daughter, Ophelia, Claudius agrees to spy on Hamlet while in conversation with the girl. Although Hamlet seems mad, he does not seem to love Ophelia: he orders her to go through a nunnery, and says that he wished to ban marriages.

A group of traveling actors came to Elsinore, and Hamlet takes advantage of the opportunity to test his uncle’s guilt. He planned to have the players perform a scene closely resembling the way Hamlet imagines his uncle to have murdered his father, so that if Claudius is guilty, he will act guilty. When the moment of the murder arrives in the theater, Claudius leaps up and leaves the room. Hamlet and I agreed that this proves he is guilty. Hamlet goes to kill Claudius but finds him praying. Since he believed that killing Claudius while in prayer would send Claudius’s soul to heaven, Hamlet thought that would be a poor way of revenge, and so he decided to wait. Claudius now frightened of Hamlet’s madness and fearing for his own safety, orders that Hamlet be sent to England at once.

Hamlet goes to meet with his mother, in whose bedroom Polonius had hidden behind a tapestry. Hearing a noise from behind the tapestry, Hamlet believes the king is hiding there. He draws his sword and stabs through the fabric, killing Polonius. For this crime, he is immediately sent off to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Yet, Claudius’s plan for Hamlet included more than banishment, as he has given Rosencrantz and Guildenstern sealed orders for the King of England demanding that Hamlet be put to death.

In the aftermath of her father’s death, Ophelia went mad with grief and drowns in the river. Polonius’s son, Laertes, who had been staying in France, returns to Denmark in rage. Claudius convinces him that Hamlet is to blame for his father’s and sister’s deaths. When Horatio and the king receive letters from Hamlet indicating that the prince has returned to Denmark after pirates attacked his ship while traveling to England, Claudius makes up a plan to use Laertes’ desire for revenge to secure Hamlet’s death. Laertes will fence with Hamlet, but Claudius will poison Laertes’ blade so that if he draws blood, Hamlet will die. As a backup plan, the king decides to poison a goblet, which he will give Hamlet to drink should Hamlet score the first or second hits of the match. Hamlet returned to the area of Elsinore just as Ophelia’s funeral is taking place. Stricken with grief, he attacked Laertes and declared that he had always loved Ophelia. Back at the castle, he tells me that he thinks one must be prepared to die, since death can come at any time. A courtier named Osric arrived on Claudius’s orders to arrange the fencing match between Hamlet and Laertes.

 

As soon as the sword-fighting began, Hamlet scored the first hit. The king then offered the poisoned goblet, but Hamlet rejected the drink. Instead, Gertrude takes a drink from it and is killed by the poison. Laertes succeeds in cutting Hamlet, though Hamlet does not die of the poison instantly. After an accidental switch of swords, Laertes is cut by his own poisoned sword blade, and, after telling Hamlet that Claudius is responsible for the queen’s death, he dies from the blade’s poison. Hamlet then stabs Claudius with the poisoned sword and forces him to drink down the rest of the poisoned wine. Claudius dies, and Hamlet dies right after getting his revenge.

It began when Hamlet met the ghost of his father. The ghost spoke to him, stating that it is his father’s spirit, and he was murdered by Claudius. Ordering Hamlet to seek revenge on the man who took over his throne and married his wife, the ghost disappears with the dawn.

Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his father’s death, but, he is delayed, entering into a deep depression, and madness. Claudius and Gertrude worry about the prince’s behavior and try to find out its cause. They use a pair of Hamlet’s friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, to watch him. When Polonius suggests that Hamlet may be mad with love for his daughter, Ophelia, Claudius agrees to spy on Hamlet while in conversation with the girl. Although Hamlet seems mad, he does not seem to love Ophelia: he orders her to go through a nunnery, and says that he wished to ban marriages.

A group of traveling actors came to Elsinore, and Hamlet takes advantage of the opportunity to test his uncle’s guilt. He planned to have the players perform a scene closely resembling the way Hamlet imagines his uncle to have murdered his father, so that if Claudius is guilty, he will act guilty. When the moment of the murder arrives in the theater, Claudius leaps up and leaves the room. Hamlet and I agreed that this proves he is guilty. Hamlet goes to kill Claudius but finds him praying. Since he believed that killing Claudius while in prayer would send Claudius’s soul to heaven, Hamlet thought that would be a poor way of revenge, and so he decided to wait. Claudius now frightened of Hamlet’s madness and fearing for his own safety, orders that Hamlet be sent to England at once.

Hamlet goes to meet with his mother, in whose bedroom Polonius had hidden behind a tapestry. Hearing a noise from behind the tapestry, Hamlet believes the king is hiding there. He draws his sword and stabs through the fabric, killing Polonius. For this crime, he is immediately sent off to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Yet, Claudius’s plan for Hamlet included more than banishment, as he has given Rosencrantz and Guildenstern sealed orders for the King of England demanding that Hamlet be put to death.

In the aftermath of her father’s death, Ophelia went mad with grief and drowns in the river. Polonius’s son, Laertes, who had been staying in France, returns to Denmark in rage. Claudius convinces him that Hamlet is to blame for his father’s and sister’s deaths. When Horatio and the king receive letters from Hamlet indicating that the prince has returned to Denmark after pirates attacked his ship while traveling to England, Claudius makes up a plan to use Laertes’ desire for revenge to secure Hamlet’s death. Laertes will fence with Hamlet, but Claudius will poison Laertes’ blade so that if he draws blood, Hamlet will die. As a backup plan, the king decides to poison a goblet, which he will give Hamlet to drink should Hamlet score the first or second hits of the match. Hamlet returned to the area of Elsinore just as Ophelia’s funeral is taking place. Stricken with grief, he attacked Laertes and declared that he had always loved Ophelia. Back at the castle, he tells me that he thinks one must be prepared to die, since death can come at any time. A courtier named Osric arrived on Claudius’s orders to arrange the fencing match between Hamlet and Laertes.

 

As soon as the sword-fighting began, Hamlet scored the first hit. The king then offered the poisoned goblet, but Hamlet rejected the drink. Instead, Gertrude takes a drink from it and is killed by the poison. Laertes succeeds in cutting Hamlet, though Hamlet does not die of the poison instantly. After an accidental switch of swords, Laertes is cut by his own poisoned sword blade, and, after telling Hamlet that Claudius is responsible for the queen’s death, he dies from the blade’s poison. Hamlet then stabs Claudius with the poisoned sword and forces him to drink down the rest of the poisoned wine. Claudius dies, and Hamlet dies right after getting his revenge.

It began when Hamlet met the ghost of his father. The ghost spoke to him, stating that it is his father’s spirit, and he was murdered by Claudius. Ordering Hamlet to seek revenge on the man who took over his throne and married his wife, the ghost disappears with the dawn.

Prince Hamlet devotes himself to avenging his father’s death, but, he is delayed, entering into a deep depression, and madness. Claudius and Gertrude worry about the prince’s behavior and try to find out its cause. They use a pair of Hamlet’s friends, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, to watch him. When Polonius suggests that Hamlet may be mad with love for his daughter, Ophelia, Claudius agrees to spy on Hamlet while in conversation with the girl. Although Hamlet seems mad, he does not seem to love Ophelia: he orders her to go through a nunnery, and says that he wished to ban marriages.

A group of traveling actors came to Elsinore, and Hamlet takes advantage of the opportunity to test his uncle’s guilt. He planned to have the players perform a scene closely resembling the way Hamlet imagines his uncle to have murdered his father, so that if Claudius is guilty, he will act guilty. When the moment of the murder arrives in the theater, Claudius leaps up and leaves the room. Hamlet and I agreed that this proves he is guilty. Hamlet goes to kill Claudius but finds him praying. Since he believed that killing Claudius while in prayer would send Claudius’s soul to heaven, Hamlet thought that would be a poor way of revenge, and so he decided to wait. Claudius now frightened of Hamlet’s madness and fearing for his own safety, orders that Hamlet be sent to England at once.

Hamlet goes to meet with his mother, in whose bedroom Polonius had hidden behind a tapestry. Hearing a noise from behind the tapestry, Hamlet believes the king is hiding there. He draws his sword and stabs through the fabric, killing Polonius. For this crime, he is immediately sent off to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Yet, Claudius’s plan for Hamlet included more than banishment, as he has given Rosencrantz and Guildenstern sealed orders for the King of England demanding that Hamlet be put to death.

In the aftermath of her father’s death, Ophelia went mad with grief and drowns in the river. Polonius’s son, Laertes, who had been staying in France, returns to Denmark in rage. Claudius convinces him that Hamlet is to blame for his father’s and sister’s deaths. When Horatio and the king receive letters from Hamlet indicating that the prince has returned to Denmark after pirates attacked his ship while traveling to England, Claudius makes up a plan to use Laertes’ desire for revenge to secure Hamlet’s death. Laertes will fence with Hamlet, but Claudius will poison Laertes’ blade so that if he draws blood, Hamlet will die. As a backup plan, the king decides to poison a goblet, which he will give Hamlet to drink should Hamlet score the first or second hits of the match. Hamlet returned to the area of Elsinore just as Ophelia’s funeral is taking place. Stricken with grief, he attacked Laertes and declared that he had always loved Ophelia. Back at the castle, he tells me that he thinks one must be prepared to die, since death can come at any time. A courtier named Osric arrived on Claudius’s orders to arrange the fencing match between Hamlet and Laertes.

 

As soon as the sword-fighting began, Hamlet scored the first hit. The king then offered the poisoned goblet, but Hamlet rejected the drink. Instead, Gertrude takes a drink from it and is killed by the poison. Laertes succeeds in cutting Hamlet, though Hamlet does not die of the poison instantly. After an accidental switch of swords, Laertes is cut by his own poisoned sword blade, and, after telling Hamlet that Claudius is responsible for the queen’s death, he dies from the blade’s poison. Hamlet then stabs Claudius with the poisoned sword and forces him to drink down the rest of the poisoned wine. Claudius dies, and Hamlet dies right after getting his revenge.

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