O most wicked speed, to post With such dexterity to incestuous sheets! It is not nor it cannot come to good, But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue.
I am thy father's spirit, doomed to walk the night, till the foul crimes done in my days of nature are burnt and purged away.
How strange or odd some'er I bear myself (As I perchance hereafter shall think meet to put an antic disposition on)
Hamlet's mother, Gertrude and Hamlet's uncle, Claudius are wed only a month after the suspicious death of Hamlet's father.
How now! a rat?
Hamlet's Father's Ghost appears to Hamlet and tells Hamlet that he was in fact murdered by Claudius and that Hamlet should avenge his death so that the Ghost can find peace.
Ere we were two days old at sea, a pirate of very warlike appointment gave us chase. Finding ourselves too slow of sail, we put on a compelled valor, and in the grapple I boarded them. On the instant, they got clear of our ship, so I alone became their prisoner.
While scheming to find a way to get Claudius to confess to his murderous ways, Hamlet decides that he will act crazy.
Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia, And therefore I forbid my tears. But yet It is our trick. Nature her custom holds, Let shame say what it will.
While Hamlet was speaking with Gertrude, Polonius was spying on the two and in an impulsive move, hoping that the spy was Claudius, Hamlet stabs the spy and kills Polonius.
After being sent on a ship to England by Claudius, Hamlet's vessel is boarded by pirates and upon learning that Hamlet is the prince of Denmark they agree to take him back to his home country.
Once Hamlet arrives in Denmark, he finds Ophelia drowned in her sorrows at the loss of her father, and Laertes incredibly mad at him over the suicide of Ophelia and the murder of Polonius. Little does Hamlet know but Claudius and Laertes have hatched a plan to kill him as well.