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5 act structure analysis of Hamlet

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  • Act 1, exposition, protasis
  • Claudius killed me! And you shall make him pay for it!
  • Act 2, rising action, epitasis
  • Ophelia
  • Polonius
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
  • Claudius
  • I'm mad!!! Wait, let's see if Claudius really did kill my father...
  • Gertrude
  • Act 3, climax a, epitasis
  • No!!! I can't watch this!
  • Yeah, he killed him...
  • Hamlet sees his father's ghost and is told to revenge him. Hamlet isn't entirely certain of his father's murderer, but he will revenge!
  • Act 3, climax b, epitasis
  • Is that my uncle?!
  • Hamlet
  • Hamlet Sr.
  • Hamlet is considered mad. He scares Ophelia and as a consequence, everybody is set to spy on Hamlet
  • Act 4, falling action, catastrophe
  • Now Laertes, if you kill Hamlet, we wouldn't have too much trouble.
  • Hamlet is now, thanks to his play, convinced that Claudius killed his father. He is now considered mad, dangerous and a threat and Claudius will send him to England.
  • Act 5, denouement, catastrophe
  • And here I am, left to tell the story.
  • Hamlet is having a conversation with his mother, Gertrude, and stabs the curtains in a rage of paranoia. The person behind the curtains is Polonius. Hamlet is now considered mad, dangerous and a threat and Claudius will send him to England. Ophelia has gone completely mad.
  • Ophelia is dead (suicide, accidentally drowned or killed...), Hamlet has returned from England and Laertes has now been instructed to kill Hamlet by Claudius. A fencing match is arranged.
  • Yorick
  • Laertes
  • The planned fencing match results in everybody, except Horatio, dying. Hamlet's main goal is achieved: Claudius is dead and probably went to hell.
  • Horatio
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