Bernardo, a watchman, comes to relieve Francisco, another watchman.
Marcellus, another watchman, together with Horatio, Hamlet’s friend, join Bernardo. They discuss about the ghost.
The ghost suddenly appears, resembling the dead King of Denmark. Horatio believes that it must be a warning for Denmark, and suggests they tell Hamlet.
Claudius explains his recent marriage to Gertrude, Hamlet’s brother, also the wife of the previous dead King of Denmark.
Laertes asks to return to France, and Polonius, Laertes’ father admits his son to do so.
Hamlet still wears mourning clothes which Claudius thinks inappropriate. Claudius wants Hamlet to think of himself as a father.
Claudius decides to hold festivities, whereas Hamlet remains anguished about his father’s death and that his mother and Claudius’ inferior marriage.
Horatio tells Hamlet about the ghost. Hamlet agrees to follow him to see the apparition.
As Laertes is leaving for France, he warns his sister Ophelia not to fall in love with Hamlet. Polonius comes to bid farewell to Laertes and tells him to behave decently and appropriately.
Polonius forbids Ophelia to associate with Hamlet any more.
While waiting for the ghost to appear, Hamlet hears trumpets from the castle, and feels disgusted by such custom of carousing.
The ghost appears, and asks Hamlet to follow. Though thwarted by his friends, Hamlet follows the ghost and disappears into the darkness. After a while, Horatio and Marcellus follow Hamlet to protect him.
The ghost claims to be the spirit of Hamlet’s dead father, and tries to arouse Hamlet to revenge his father’s death. The ghost tells Hamlet that somebody poisons his father during his father’s sleep, and indicates that the villain is Claudius. Hamlet swears to take revenge.
When Hamlet comes back, he claims to pretend to be a madman, and insists Horatio and Marcellus keep the secret.
Ophelia enters to inform Polonius of Hamlet’s weird and crazy behavior. Polonius thinks that Hamlet’s moodiness and craziness must derive from his lovesickness, and then hurries to tell Claudius.
Claudius invites Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to investigate Hamlet’s melancholy and weird behavior.
The ambassadors returning from Norway tell Claudius that The Norwegian plans to attack the Poles rather than the Danes.
Polonius presents Claudius Hamlet’s love letters and poems to Ophelia, and proposes to eavesdrop on Hamlet and Ophelia’s meeting. Claudius gives permission to the plan.
Hamlet confronts Ophelia who, ordered by Polonius, returns love tokens given by Hamlet. Hamlet claims to never love Ophelia any more, and then castigates mankind out of rage. Claudius recognizes something more dangerous than crazy love in Hamlet’s insanity, and plots with Polonius a second eavesdrop.
Hamlet is preparing the play, and tells Horatio to watch Claudius and detects his guilt.
The play begins and when the scene that a mam pours poison into the sleeping king’s ear is displayed, Claudius flees out of the theatre.
Polonius escorts Hamlet to Gertrude.
When alone, Claudius explicitly expresses his guilt and sin, and begins to pray. Hamlet sneaks near Claudius and intends to kill him, but he doesn’t, and decides to kill him when he is sinning.
Polonius eavesdrops on Hamlet’s confrontation with her mother. Hamlet convinces Gertrude her sin of marrying Claudius. Suddenly Hamlet notices somebody hiding behind the arras, he stabs into the arras with his sword, and ends up killing Polonius.
The ghost appears in front of Hamlet, but cannot be seen by Gertrude. The ghost warns Hamlet that he must take the revenge. Hamlet urges Gertrude to leave Claudius, and Gertrude promises to keep the secret about Hamlet’s plotted madness.
Gertrude describes to Claudius her confrontation with Hamlet. Claudius plans to ship Hamlet to England and denounce Hamlet as a murder of
Mabinogi-Hamlet Mabinogi, a game that combines Irish Mythology with adventures of fantasy life, surprises its audience by including the works of Shakespeare. While the works of Shakespeare can be unappealing for the youth audience of today, Mabinogi changes this view by making Shakespeare a grand part of the player’s experience. Likewise, the director Sung June Moon creates a version of Hamlet that appeals to a young audience of gamers by simplifying the play for the audience, creating symbolism…
Sawyer English 102:002 Professor Hayes November 11, 2011 Hamlet's Delay In William Shakespeare, Hamlet, the ghost speaks to Hamlet, claiming to be his father’s spirit. Hamlet is shocked at the revelation that his father has been murdered, and the ghost tells him that as he slept in his garden, a villain poured poison into his ear, the villain who now wears his crown, Claudius. The ghost urges Hamlet to seek revenge, telling him that Claudius has corrupted Denmark and Gertrude, taken her from the…
How are women presented in ‘‘Hamlet’’ in Act 3 and throughout the play Critically acclaimed play ‘‘Hamlet’’- first performed in the Globe theatre in 1602- supports true representations of the Elizabethan Era. Males only had the authority to perform on stage-despite England being ruled by a Queen- reciprocating Shakespeare's link between power structures and gender presentation (thus confirming the patriarchal society and dominance). The only two females in the play are subjected to discriminatory…
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Adrian Simons-Wilson Working in the field as a cultural anthropologist requires participant observation, interviews, and observation. (Knight) The etic and emic-orientated styles are two different styles that applied anthropologists use in their field work. The etic-orientated approach is a perspective that in ethnography uses concepts and categories for the anthropologists culture to describe another culture. (Ferraro/Andretta) The emic-orientated approach is a viewpoint in ethnography that uses…
go over it with them tonight Here is a good segment from a website my High School English Teacher recommended to me for structure Hope it helps! Also the assignment is on the last page, so you can fill in your information as you go and than form an outline after you put your information in 2.2 - Structure | Narrative Structure This lesson covers... how to tell a good story. By the end you should... understand how almost every Hollywood film is structured. Time 3 minutes Here’s the structure…
Pre- Hamlet Notes Tragedy: a dramatic composition, often in verse, dealing with a serious or somber theme, typically a great person destined through a flaw of a character or conflict with some overpowering force, such as fate or society, to downfall or destruction. Aristotle’s View on Tragedy: Definition: the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament, the several kinds being found in separate…