Act I, Scene-II Detailed Summary of Hamlet: "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare


Hamlet , queen Gertrude, king, Polonius and officers. The king gives an order to the officers for the king of Norway and they exit with it. Then the queen asks Hamlet to come to normal life and overcome the grief of his father's death. The king asks Hamlet to stop lamenting the death of his father :

"But to persever
In obstinate condolement is a course
Of impious stubbornness. '"

He further asks Hamlet to be a man of sense and shed off the melancholy tone. He declares Hamlet as next to throne and his son asking him not to go to Wittenberg for study. Hamlet agrees to stay in Denmark. When they are gone Hamlet in a soliloquy says that he is not happy and his heart pains over the incestuous deed of his mother marrying his uncle within one month of his father's death.

While Hamlet is alone Horatio and soldiers enter. Horatio consoles Hamlet but he asks him not to mock the marriage of his mother. Then they tell him about the ghost of his fatty seen at night. Hamlet tells them that he would visit them during the hour to talk to the spirit of his father.





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