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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 Princes 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 its presence b Rising Action 12 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 married so shortly after her husbands death The guards arrive and tell Hamlet about the ghost and Hamlet agrees to join them that night in search of the ghost his father 13 At Poloniuss room Laertes says good-bye to his sister Ophelia and tells her not to trust Hamlet Polonius arrives and says good-bye Laertes and offers him advice He then talks to Ophelia about not seeing Hamlet and then orders her stay away from him 14 Claudius is drinking the night and Hamlet Horatio and Marcellus see 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 15 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 havent seen anything with the help of the ghost 21 Polonius sends
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