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Perhaps the queen is too morally debased to see theghost, or perhaps Shakespeare didn't want to clutterhis story by having the ghost and the queenhave it out between themselves.

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The  section for Hamlet is a greatresource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.

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Laertes tells everything, and shouts "The king's to blame!" For the first time, Hamlet can kill the king and have people realize he was right. Hamlet stabs the king with the poisoned blade, then forces the poisoned beverage down his throat.

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Hamlet gives his own sword to Laertes, fights again, and inflicts a deeper wound on him, explaining why Laertes dies quicker. The queen announces the drink is poisoned, and drops dead.

From Act 1 Scene 2. Claudius says, "Tis sweet and commendable in your nature, Hamlet,"

The public was told that Old Hamlet died of snakebite.

I hope you'll think about this, and decidefor yourself.III.i.The next day, the two spies visit with the king and queen, as well as Polonius,who has brought Ophelia.

Old Hamlet died fast but gruesomely.

Polonius tells her (or to the king?),"It's all right, dear,everybody pretends." ("With devotion's visage / and pious actionwe do sugar o'er / the devil himself.") The king sees theapplication to himself, and says,"No kidding." ("How smart a lash that speech dothgive my conscience!") This is powerful -- we suddenly learnthat the king feels horrible about his own crime.

And everybody at the Danish court must have thought the same thing.

We have just learned that theking really does hate his crime, and suffers under a "heavyburden".Hamlet'sfamous speech on whether it's worthwhileliving or doing anything needs little comment.

If you don't know this, you're naive.

He reminds us, at the end of the soliloquy, that eventhough he thinks the ghost is telling the truth, he needs to be surethis is not a demonic deception.

The Hamlet e-text contains the full text of the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare.

But themessage is ultimately one of hope.

(Ask about documents found in Stratford centuries later.)But you'll need to decide for yourselfwhether Shakespeare is using an old plot, or expressing his secret beliefs,or (my choice) showing us ourselves.

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

A thirty-year-old man might still be a college student.

The fact that each guard suspects the other of beingan intruder indicates all is not well, even though Franciscodoes not say why he is "sick at heart".Francisco leaves, and Marcellus arrives to share Bernardo'swatch.

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

(I think"thirty" might be a mistake for "twenty".

They invite the royal couple to the play, and the king seems genuinely glad thatHamlet's found something he will enjoy.The king sends the queen and the spies away.