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In Act I, Hamlet sees his fathers ghost for the first time. His father was killed by his uncle and current king, Claudius. Claudius killed Hamlets dad so he could steal his wife add throne.
In Act II, Polonius has just sent away Laertes to France and is now confronting Ophelia on her love for Hamlet. He tells her to not see him anymore and to not believe his love. Although she is upset she says he will obey her fathers orders.
In Act III. Hamlet gives his "To be or not to be..." soliloquy. Afterwards he organizes a play to try and expose Claudius's guilt, and it works. Claudius becomes super upset with the play and storms out. Soon after, Gertrude is angry with Hamlet and calls her to his room where Hamlet kills Polonius who is hiding behind a tapestry.
"To be or not to be? That is the question."
"The lady doth protest too much me thinks."
In Act IV Claudius sends Hamlet away to England to be executed. Meanwhile, Laertes has returned from Paris frustrated with his fathers death. He comes to Claudius infuriated and Claudius tells him he can get revenge soon enough. Afterwards, they both learn that Hamlet is alive and is on his way back to Denmark. Laertes and Claudius then divise a plan to kill Hamlet.
You'll get your revenge. We'll poison him.
I want revenge!
In Act V, Hamlet, Gertrude, Claudius, and Laertes all die from poison that Claudius put on the swords and in the drinks.
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