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 Hamlet’s
brother, is reprimanding Prince Hamlet for depressed. Claudius and Gertrude,
Hamlet’s mother, tell Hamlet to get over his father’s 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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