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Within the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare there are many famous quotes like the famous To be or not to be III i 56 soliloquy by Hamlet and also many famous characters that lots of people today recognize without knowing the whole story The play revolves around the main character Hamlet who is trying to get revenge on his uncle who killed his father to become king Hamlet and his friend Horatio are the only ones who know about the murder because the ghost of Hamlets father Old Hamlet came one evening and spoke to him about it saying that he was drifting in purgatory because he was murdered without confessing his sins and to also get revenge on Claudius Hamlets uncle and new king Quickly after Old Hamlets death Claudius marries Hamlets mother and old queen Gertrude Hamlet is very despondent with the situation and is determined to get revenge on his uncle but cant get his chance to kill him Hamlets patience slowly dwindles when foils to his character Laertes and Fortinbras attempt to take their revenge on the murderers of their fathers he sees that two others can do it and wants to be like them Throughout the rest of the play Hamlet acts crazy so Claudius cant dispose of him first and so he can get close enough to kill him Claudius friend and advisor Polonius believes the reason to Hamlets insanity is because of rejection from his daughter Ophelia In the end Polonius spies on Gertrude and Hamlet who stabs him through a tapestry thinking it was Claudius and Claudius makes one last effort to get rid of Hamlet by making him battle Laertes with a poison sword and later poisoning his drink However Line number from following Shakespeare W Ed Hubler Edward 1963 The Tragedy of HAMLET Prince of Denmark New Revised Edition
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