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Summary of Shakespeares Hamlet Act I In Act I of Hamlet the ghost of the king hamlet comes to the battlement outside a castle in Denmark Marcellus and Horatio ask the ghost to speak but It remains silent In Scene 2 the new king King Claudius King Hamlets brother is reprimanding Prince Hamlet for depressed Claudius and Gertrude Hamlets mother tell Hamlet to get over his fathers death Gertrude married Claudius one month after King Hamlet died Marcellus joins Hamlet and tells him of his sightings In Scene 3 Laertes and his sister are saying goodbye because Laertes is going to school in France Ophelia Laertes sister is telling him that she is desperately in love with Hamlet Laertes tells Ophelia that Hamlet will just use her for sex Laertes makes Ophelia promise that she will not see Hamlet In Scene 4 Prince Hamlet goes to see if what Marcellus is telling him is true Sure enough it is The ghost beckons Hamlet to follow him and then he talks to him The ghost tells him that Claudius killed him by putting poison in his ear The ghost wants Hamlet to bring Claudius revenge In the last scene the ghost tells Hamlet that it is not Gertrude fault that he has died He thinks that Claudius has brainwashed her
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