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A ghost visits the first scene and approaches two guards They assume it is the late king of Denmark They approach Hamlet about it and Hamlet wants to meet this apparition to talk with him Hamlet is deeply upset with the new King because it is his uncle and he married his mother Gertrude So the next day Hamlet goes to meet the Ghost at the usual time that the ghost comes out The ghost does turn out to be his father and they go to be alone while the ghost tells Hamlet how he dies It tells him that his own brother murdered him Hamlets uncle by a poison put into his ear Hamlet becomes so upset and turns crazy later in the story In the meantime Ophelia Hamlets lover is told by her brother Laertes to keep away from Hamlet that he is not worth it Then her father Polonius becomes angry with her and tells her she is not allowed to see Hamlet anymore So she obeys her father Hamlet becomes mad and uncontrollable in what he says and does He doesnt like the fact that Polonius is keeping Ophelia away from him So the King and Queen blame his madness to his being in love with Ophelia and not being able to see her anymore The King sends out for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to come and keep company to Hamlet and maybe see what is it that is bothering him Hamlet schedules a play to be put on for the King and Queen He wants the theme to portray a reenactment of his uncle did to his father to see if there is guilt in the Kings eyes Hamlet is doubting the ghost and thinks that maybe it was sent from hell and through his own melancholy made it seem as though the blame of his fathers death should be put on his uncle The play will determine whether the
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