Hamlet Act 5 Scene 1 part 2

Hamlet Act 5 Scene 1 part 2

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  • I knew Yorick when he was little!
  • Who died?
  • Why didn't my sister have a Christian burial?
  • Ophelia died!
  • Hopefully, they don't discover us!
  • Hamlet takes a skull and the gravedigger tells him that the skull belonged to Yorick, King Hamlet's jester. Hamlet tells Horatio that he knew Yorick as a child and is horrified to see the skull. He realizes with strength that all men will eventually turn to dust, even great men like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar.
  • Oh my dear sister, why did you die so soon!
  • Suddenly, Ophelia's funeral enters the cemetery, including Claudio, Gertrudis, Laertes, and many mourning courtiers. Hamlet, wondering who has died, realizes that the funeral rites appear "mutilated", indicating that the dead man or woman took their own life
  • I would do everything for Ophelia, even eat a crocodile!
  • Hamlet and Horacio hide when the procession approaches the tomb. While Ophelia is buried, Hamlet realizes that it is she who has died. At the same time, Laertes rages at the priest, who says that giving Ofelia a proper Christian burial would desecrate the dead.
  • Be patient Laertes. Your revenge will come soon.
  • Laertes jumps onto Ophelia's grave to hug her once more. Grieved and indignant, Hamlet bursts into the group, declaring in agonizing fury his own love for Ophelia.
  • Hamlet jumps into the grave and fights with Laertes, and cries that he would do things for Ophelia that Laertes could not dream of. The combatants are separated by the funeral home.
  • Gertrude and Claudio declare that Hamlet is mad. Hamlet leaves and Horatio follows. The king urges Laertes to be patient and remember his plan for revenge.
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