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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.
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.