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Act 3 Part 2
"Oh my God, what have you done?"
"Oh, I’ve been killed!"
Claudius wants to send Hamlet to England. Polonius plans to hide behind a curtain in Gertrude's room to overhear their conversation; Claudius kneels as if to pray and acknowledges his wrongs but ultimately decides not to repent; Hamlet decides not to kill Claudius otherwise he'd send him to heaven and Hamlet to hell; Hamlet firmly addresses his mother in her room, and may attack her; Polonius calls for help from behind the curtain and Hamlet stabs him. Hamlet forces Gertrude to see how bad her relationship with Claudius.
Gertrude tells Claudius that Hamlet killed Polonius, but did it in his madness; Claudius summons Hamlet to demand where he has hidden Polonius’s body; Claudius reveals he intends to send letters w/ Rosencrantz & Guildenstern ordering the English king to execute Hamlet; Ophelia goes mad; Laertes enters, angry over his father's death and improper burial; Sailors deliver a letter to Horatio from Hamlet explaining that Hamlet's ship was besieged by pirates and Hamlet alone has been returned to Denmark; Laertes and Claudius plot to kill Hamlet; Ophelia drowns.
On their way to Elsinore, Hamlet and Horatio encounter two gravediggers; Later, Hamlet and Laertes fight at Ophelia's grave. During the fencing match, Laertes and Hamlet switch swords, and Laertes is wounded and then asks for forgiveness on both sides. Gertrude dies. Hamlet kills Claudius. They all die; Rosencrantz and Guildenstern has been killed. Fortinbras enters and assumes the throne of Denmark. He orders a hero's burial for Hamlet.
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