The Tragedy Of Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark



I.
a) Time: Sixteenth Century
b) Place: Denmark

c) Preliminary situation: King Hamlet, King of Denmark is killed. Hamlet the
Prince's uncle,
Claudius, receives the throne and marries Queen Gertrude.

II.

a) Initial Incident: A ghost appears to Marcellus and another guard who decide
to inform Hamlet of
it's presence.

b) Rising Action:

1.2 Claudius, the new King, is holding court and thanks his subjects
for their support. He then sends an ambassador to Norway to protect from an
invasion from Fortinbras, Hamlets second cousin. He gives Laertes permission to
return to France but will not allow Hamlet to go to Wittenburg. Hamlet feels
alone and is upset that his mother ...

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the ghost again. The ghost signals to Hamlet to come, but the others try
and hold him back. Hamlet struggles free and moves towards the apparition.

1.5 The ghost tells Hamlet that he is the spirit of his father and that
he was not poisoned, but murdered. He demands that Hamlet avenge his death by
murdering the killer, King Claudius. Hamlet promises to get revenge and orders
the other to swear they haven't seen anything with the help of the ghost.

2.1 Polonius sends his servant, Reynaldo, to Paris to spy and ask about
Laertes. Ophelia then enters the room and tells her father that Hamlet was
visiting and was completely mad. Polonius believes that Hamlet has gone crazy
due to the rejection from Ophelia and rushes off to inform the king.

2.2 King and Queen send Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, old school
buddies, to spy on Hamlet and determine why he has gone crazy. Polonius tells
everyone that Hamlet is crazy because of unreturned love. Claudius isn't ...

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