Hamlet Act 1 Summary

Hamlet - Plot Summary
Hamlet - Plot Summary
Hamlet - Plot Summary Act 1 Scene 1 The scene is the Castle at Elsinore. Bernardo relieves Francisco, at about midnight. Marcellus who joins Bernardo in the watch along with Horatio who was told of the appearance the previous night. Horatio believes it to be a illusion until it appears. You learn that the ghost has appeared twice in the same armor that the king wore to fight Fortinbras, king of Norway, and the Poles who he defeated. The ghost appears again and again Horatio challenges it to spea
Hamlet - Act 5 Summary
Hamlet - Act 5 Summary
Hamlet - Act 5 Summary I have much to write about on this day, yet I cannot rightfully do it because I have tragically been killed. So, I will tell the story, as a spirit to the world. My life ended in a miserable way. Revenge was on my mind, as well as others. I completed the task that I had set forth to myself. I will start where I last left off. As I am walking with Horatio to the burial of Ophilia, we hear a gravedigger singing of odd things. We stop and watch him for a few moments and then
Hamlet - Act 4 Summary
Hamlet - Act 4 Summary
Hamlet - Act 4 Summary I have been questioned over and over again, in many different ways by these to 'friends', Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, about the placement of Polonius. I plan on never telling them this, for they need not know. They are only pretending to be my friends now, as the king has been sending them on information journeys to me. Now, I will speak to the king, Claudius, as he requests. Once again, I am questioned about the place of the dead Polonius. This time it is the king thoug
Hamlet - Act 3 Summary
Hamlet - Act 3 Summary
Hamlet - Act 3 Summary I have continued to fool King Claudius, Gertrude, and the rest of the royal family. They still believe I am mad and this should help me to find out for sure if Claudius is indeed guilty or I have seen a devil ghost. When Ophilia came to me, saying she had some things to return, it enraged me. I told her that I had never loved her and that there are no male figures that will ever love a woman truly, but that they think only of themselves and are liars. Claudius has agreed t
Hamlet - Act 2 Summary
Hamlet - Act 2 Summary
Hamlet - Act 2 Summary I have succeeded in tricking the whole royal family into thinking I am 'mad.' Ophilia, Polonius, Gertrude, Claudius, and all the rest of them believe that I am heart-broken and losing my mind. This should play right into my trap. Since I now know of the players that are in town, I can continue my plan that consists of disposing of Claudius. Fooling the royal family was a simple task. They believe that I have become mad because of the forbiddance of Ophilia to see me. I eve
Hamlet - Act 1 Summary
Hamlet - Act 1 Summary
Hamlet - Act 1 Summary The last couple days have been miserable for me. The sudden death of my father has complicated my whole life and is causing me much grief. As well, my girlfriend has apparently been forbidden to see me and I have no idea why. My mother is being a jerk. She has remarried after only 2 months of my fathers' horrible murder. He was the most wonderful man. He ruled fairly over all of Elsinore and his people were proud of him, but now he has been murdered. I WILL avenge his deat