Act III Scene-IV Detailed Summary of Hamlet a play by William Shakespeare



Hamlet enters the closet of his mother who has summoned him to explain his rather lunatic expressions. Hamlet accuses his mother of being unfaithful to his father. He then kills Polonius who is hiding behind an array. Queen resents on the accusations of her son but he is so certain that he says she has done

"Such an act
That blurs the grace and blush of modesty;
Calls virtue hypocrite".

He further accuses her of having forgotten the love of her husband for the sake of worldly love because to Hamlet, her age of passion is over. She should think of her loving husband. He says :

"Eyes without feeling, feeling without sight,
Ears without hands or eyes, smelling sans all,
Or but a sickly part of one true sense
Could not so mope.
O shame! where is thy blush".

The queen admits the sins:

"O Hamlet, speak no more!
Thou turn'st mine eyes into my very soul,
And there I see such black and grained spots
As will not leave their tinct."

The queen asks Hamlet to "speak no more". Here the ghost enters and Hamlet talks to it while the queen thinks that Hamlet has gone crazy. The ghost asks Hamlet to keep talking to his mother. Hamlet has an emotional conversation with the queen and asks her:

"Confess yourself to heaven;
Repent what's past; avoid what is to come;"





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