Writer-William Shakespeare Movie Producer-Mel Gibson Characters:
Hamlet-Prince of Denmark, son of King Hamlet and Queen Gertrude King Hamlet-ghost seeking revenge of his death Queen Gertrude-Queen mother to Hamlet and future bride of Claudius brother of King Hamlet Claudius-King Hamlet’s deceitful brother and his murderer
Horatio-best friend to Hamlet
Ophelia-Polonius daughter, sister to Laertes and love of Hamlet’s Laertes-revenger of his father’s death Polonius
Polonius-Chief counselor to King Claudius
Guildenstern and Rosencrantz-betrayers of Hamlet
Hamlet’s reasons for hesitation:
Honoring his father’s request and his feeling not to hurt his mother 2.
Questioning the vision and words of his father’ spirit, goodly king or evil spirit 3.
Confused of the righteous decisions in his melancholy mind 4.
Hamlet questioning his character, morals and religious conviction of his plot to murder 5.
Proof of Claudius deceit and murder of his father
Concern of what others would think, Claudius is loved
Picking the right moment to kill Claudius
In rage Hamlet kill Polonius
Guilt proven by Claudius reaction to the play
King Hamlet died with his sins, Hamlet wanting to send Claudius with his sins 11.
King Claudius sends Hamlet to England to be killed
Hamlet returns to witness Ophelia’s funeral
Something is Rotten in Denmark
The deceit and murder of King Hamlet by his brother
Claudius bewitchment of Queen Gertrude
Post-mortems marriage of Queen Gertrude to Claudius
The theft of the throne by Claudius
The matriarch Queen Gertrude acting as young lover
Broken oath of silence of King Hamlet’s spirit
Hamlet’s melancholy mind plotting revenge for his father’s murder 8.
Hamlet’s honoring his father’s request not judge his mother 9.
The acquaintances to Hamlet betray him
The accidental death of Polonius...
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