In order to try and find out whether or not Claudius was guilty, Hamlet enlisted the help of a troupe of players who perform and adds a few extra scenes to their play, renaming it "The Mousetrap". His trap worked! Claudius showed his guilt whole watching the play.
I am guilty! I can't do this anymore.
Hamlet confronts his mom about her marriage with Claudius. During their discussion, Hamlet hears a noise coming from behind the curtains, and believing that it was Claudius, he stabs into the curtain. In reality, it was Polonius behind the curtains.
Ophelia, Polonius' daughter, goes crazy and ends up dying, and Polonius's son, Laertes returns to Denmark. Claudius convinces him that Hamlet was responsible for his father and sisters death.
I can't believe that Hamlet killed my father, and sister! Then, he claims he loves my sister more than I did. I MUST battle him!
Laertes and Hamlet battle each other to show their love for Ophelia. Hamlet knocks Laertes' sword out of his hands, and kills him. Queen Gertrude, believing that Hamlet is winning, takes a drink of wine filled with poison, and dies.
Hamlet kills Claudius, but dies shortly after because he had been injured. He declares that Fortinbras is to be the new king.
The new King, Fortinbras, orders that a funeral be held for Hamlet, and that Hamlet be honored.