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  • Exposition
  • The King of Denmark RIP
  • Rising Action
  • Claudius murdered me!
  • Conflict
  • The King of Denmark dies leaving his son, Hamlet, depressed from losing his father.
  • Climax
  • The ghost of the King visits castle and speaks to Hamlet. It's revealed that his death was no accident and that Claudius was behind his murder by pouring poison in is ear as he slept. He wishes for Hamlet to seek revenge on his behalf.
  • Falling Action
  • Gertrude (Hamlet's mother) and Claudius (Hamlet's uncle/King's brother) were quick to wed after the death of the King. Hamlet's suspicions were correct and he starts plotting revenge for his father.
  • Resolution
  • The death of the King is publicly revealed during a murder scene re-enacted in a play that Hamlet arranged in hopes of guilting Claudius into confessing.
  • Laertes plots with Claudius to kill Hamlet for the death of his sister and father, Ophelia and Polonius. During the sword fight, Laertes drops his poisoned sword which is retrieved by Hamlet who then cuts Laertes. However, they both end up dying because Hamlet was cut by the poisoned sword too. Attention is diverted to the Queen as she falls from drinking the poisoned goblet.
  • Laertes's last words reveal that Gertrude's death is because of Claudius and how him and Claudius both plotted together. Hamlet is enraged and stabs Claudius with the poisoned and pours the last of the poisoned wine down his throat before he collapses to his own death in the end.
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