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HAMLET (non illustrated) by William Shakespeare

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC HAMLET (non illustrated) Outside Elsinore Castle in Denmark a ghost has begun haunting the night The ghost bears a striking resemblance to King Hamlet who has recently died The watchmen who discover the ghost show Horatio a friend of Prince Hamlet s who suggests they show the prince King Hamlet s ghost tells Hamlet that he was murdered by his brother Claudius and begs Hamlet to avenge his murder Claudius is currently the king having married the former King Hamlet s wife Gertrude and taken the throne .

Hamlet is determined to take revenge However he is mired in self doubt and philosophical reflection and decides to pretend to be insane His mother Queen Gertrude and his stepfather King Claudius enlist two of Hamlet s friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to discover what s wrong .

Since Hamlet was previously interested in Ophelia the daughter of King Claudius right hand man Polonius Polonius suspects that Hamlet may be mad with denied love Claudius and Polonius decide to spy on Hamlet while he talks to Ophelia but he is cold and scornful toward her and women in general .

An acting troupe arrives at the castle Hamlet decides to use the players to discover if Claudius is truly guilty He directs the actors to enact a play depicting the supposed events of King Hamlet s murder as told by the ghost True to Hamlet s expectations Claudius jumps up when the murder is shown and quickly leaves the room Hamlet plans to kill Claudius but when he finds him praying he changes his mind and decides to wait and kill him later Meanwhile Claudius has decided that Hamlet is a threat and should be sent away to England .

Soon after Hamlet and his mother Gertrude talk in her private room He tells her about his suspicions and scolds her for her disloyalty to his father not realizing that Polonius is hiding behind the curtain He hears a noise and immediately stabs the intruder to death believing it to be the King After accidentally killing Polonius Hamlet is sent away to England immediately However the King has also secretly arranged for Hamlet to be put to death in England by sending sealed letters with his escorts Rosencrantz and Guildenstern .

Shortly after setting sail they are attacked by pirates Hamlet manages to escape and return to Denmark Rosencrantz and Guildenstern continue sailing for England unaware that Hamlet has switched out the sealed letters they carry with orders that they be put to death instead .

Scorned by Hamlet and orphaned by Polonius death Ophelia loses her mind Her brother Laertes returns from France determined to avenge the death of his father Polonius His heartbreak and anger intensifies when Ophelia drowns shortly after his return Claudius convinces Laertes to seek his revenge against Hamlet Together they scheme to arrange a fencing match between Laertes and Hamlet however Laertes will switch his dull fencing sword for a sharp poisoned sword so he can kill Hamlet during the match If Hamlet wins the King will supply a poisoned cup for Hamlet to drink from .

Shortly after returning to Denmark Hamlet chances upon Ophelia s funeral and is stricken with grief insisting that he always loved her Back at the castle the sword fighting match begins between Laertes and Hamlet Hamlet is initially winning Queen Gertrude drinks to his success and is killed by the poisoned cup Meanwhile Laertes wounds Hamlet They scuffle and accidentally exchange swords and then Hamlet wounds Laertes When Hamlet perceives that he Laertes and Gertrude have been poisoned he stabs Claudius with the poisoned blade and makes him drink the rest of the poisoned drink Laertes absolves Hamlet of guilt in his and Polonius murder Laertes Hamlet and the King all die within a few minutes of one another non illustrated

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