Hamlet got it to talk and found out that it is indeed his father. The ghost tells Hamlet the story of his death and Hamlet believes every word. The ghost told Hamlet about his murderer and asks him to not hurt Hamlet's mother, Gertrude. When Hamlet found out that his father was killed by Claudius, his uncle and soon to be step-father. Hamlet plans to avenge his fathers murder by killing King Claudius.
For example, the death of Ophelia struck him without notice, especially for being blamed for her death by her brother, Laertes. Readers can see this when Hamlet says “Hear you, sir, What is the reason that you use me thus? I loved you ever.” (V.i.307-309). Later, Hamlet overhears Claudius about his plan to ship Hamlet off to England, but immediately upon his arrival, will be killed. Now knowing that, Hamlet decides to go but only for readers to know that he switched ships to one that will be going home rather than England.
Everyone in the wedding ball then leaves except Hamlet. Horatio, Marcellus, and Bernardo come to greet Hamlet and see how he is doing. Horatio tells Hamlet the story of how he and Marcellus were at their post and they saw a figure that looked like King Hamlet. Out of curiousity Hamlet says he will be at post that night and see if he is able to spot the ghost and speak to it. Later, Polonius’ son Laertes is telling his sister Ophelia that she should not get involved with Hamlet romantically.
So Gertrude went on to say we shall talk to others as well about this. At this point Hamlet doesn’t want it to be discussed out of the room and when Gertrude tries to leave Hamlet would not let her budge. Gertrude goes on scream help and when Polonius hears he does the same behind the tapestry. Hamlet already had presumed the rat was Claudius and without hesitation killed the rat with his sword and then later finding out he accidently killed Polonius. Act 3, Scene 4 (28 pg.2) “Hamlet “Nay, I know not: Is it the king?” The news reaches Laertes and as he returned from France he assumed it was Claudius who killed his father and attempted to take revenge immediately.
Mel Gibson says that all of the deaths during the play result from Hamlet's decision to not kill Claudius while he is praying. Agree or disagree and explain why. Hamlet, The Prince Of Denmark, one of the most well known plays written by William Shakespeare, it's a tale of tragedy, revenge, greed, and love. Surely one would think it to be disturbing, and perhaps even a little on the gory side, but why did William Shakespeare write suck a terrible and gloomy play? He could have been inspired by a certain event in his life, maybe he simply enjoyed leading on his audience, one thing is certain Shakespeare made every incident inside the play happen for a exact, and specific reason.
To him, Hamlet is just acting like a child for not accepting him as his new father. This is truly displayed in him not taking Hamlet emotions in retrospect to all the events that have happened to him in a few months. In the conversation between Hamlet and of the spirit of King Hamlet, the King revealed who killed him by saying “Thus was I, sleeping, by a brother’s hand.” (1.5.74) King Hamlet was not entirely pleased with being taken down by his own brother. So King Hamlet, now in ghost form, gives a quest to Hamlet to kill Claudius. This basically sets up the premise of the play.
After the plan was in place, Hamlet asked Horatio to join him and watch his uncle during the play in order to see his reaction Claudius’s reaction was clear, “Give me some light. Away!” (III, ii, L 295) This reinforces Hamlet’s observations about the King’s guilt. Horatio then gives news back to Hamlet about the Kings reaction. Now, Hamlet may plan his revenge. Hamlet decided to kill Claudius while he was doing something evil.
All that have previously seen the ghost decide to take Prince Hamlet to see if they could come across the ghost once more. The ghost of King Hamlet speaks this time to his son proclaiming that he is his Father and that he was poisoned by his very own brother, the New King of Denmark. During this conversation between the two he orders Hamlet to pursue a plan of revenge on his Uncle Claudius. Throughout the play we learn that Hamlet is emotional and so he postpones plotting revenge and began to become very miserable and that was being perceived as madness. The King and Queen hire Prince Hamlet’s friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to follow his every move and see if they could find the root of his madness.
As discussed in class, there are similarities between the character of Hamlet and DeVere, including: loss of a father at an early age, a quick re-marriage by the mother, being interested in the theatre and the pirate attack, just to name a few. Something we did not discuss in class was the ending of the play and how that might correspond with DeVere's current anonymity when it comes to the works of Shakespeare. During the final scene in Hamlet, Prince Hamlet finds himself mortally wounded just after he has finally gotten his revenge on his uncle. As he dies, Hamlet asks Horatio to tell his story (V.ii.338-339). Horatio knows everything that has transpired since the beginning of the play, so he would be able to tell the Danes about how Hamlet figured out the horrible treason that had occurred with the foul death of his father, etc.
Polonius, the Queen, and the king come up with a plan to try and see how hamlet feels about Ophelia. They all watch while Ophelia waits for hamlet to pass by Hamlet and Ophelia speak about their relationship but hamlet say he never loved Ophelia because he knows someone is listening so he must act mad. Hamlets has rewritten a scene in a play that was being preformed in the castle to match the way King Hamlet tells hamlet he was killed. While watching the play hamlet sees that the kings reactions is just what he wants it to be. Guilt.