Is she to be buried in Christian burial that wilfully seeks her own salvation?
I tell thee she is: and therefore make her grave straight: the crowner hath sat on her, and finds it Christian burial.
Who is to be buried in ’t?
What man dost thou dig it for?
What woman, then?
For no man, sir.
For none, neither.
One that was a woman, sir, but, rest her soul, she’s dead.
How long hast thou been a grave-maker?
How long is that since?
How came he mad?
Upon what ground?
Why, because he was mad. He shall recover his wits there, or, if he do not, it’s no great matter there.
Cannot you tell that? Every fool can tell that. It was the very day that young Hamlet was born, he that is mad and sent into England.
Of all the days i' the year, I came to ’t that day that our last King Hamlet overcame Fortinbras.
Faith, e'en with losing his wits.
Why, here in Denmark. I have been sexton here, man and boy, thirty years.
Let me see. Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!
Whose was it?
The gravediggers are discussing Ophelia's suicide and wonder about wether or not she should have a proper Christian burial.
Nay, I know not.
A whoreson mad fellow’s it was. Whose do you think it was?
A pestilence on him for a mad rogue! He poured a flagon of Rhenish on my head once. This same skull, sir, was Yorick’s skull, the king’s jester.
Hamlet approaches the gravedigger and exchanges witticisms with him about this morbid work. Hamlet has no idea that it is Ophelia's grave.
In this scene, we finally learn how old Hamlet is by his conversation with the gravedigger.
Pluck them asunder.
What is he whose grief Bears such an emphasis, whose phrase of sorrow conjures the wandering stars, and makes them stand like wonder-wounded hearers? This is I,Hamlet the Dane.
The devil take thy soul!
Hamlet beings to discuss the nature of mortality as he discovers Yorick’s skull, the King's jester, a man he loved since he was a child.
A procession enters – Claudius, Gertrude, and Laertes march toward the grave along with a priest and an entourage bearing a body. Hamlet notices that the burial is less elaborate than usual, signifying that the deceased was a suicide.
Hamlet and Laertes get into a fight as Hamlet killed Laertes' father, Polonius, and Ophelia has committed suicide.