Hamlet, Prince of Denmark who has come home from Germany only to find his father dead and his mother married to his father’s brother, Claudius.
Claudius, King of Denmark who has usurped the throne and taken his brother’s wife by killing the former king.
Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, Hamlet’s mother, King Hamlet’s widow, and Claudius’s new wife.
The Ghost, Spirit of King Hamlet, roaming the earth every night until his soul is avenged.
Polonius, the Lord Chamberlain and chief councilor to Claudius.
Horatio, a commoner who went to school with Hamlet and is his best friend.
Laertes, son of Polonius and brother to Ophelia, he returns from school after King Hamlet’s death, only to return again after the murder of his own father.
Ophelia, …show more content…
Francisco, Danish soldier guarding Elsinore.
Reynaldo, classmate of Laertes who Polonius asked to observe ad report on Laertes.
The Gravediggers, the men who dig Ophelia’s grave.
Macellus and Barnardo discuss “the apparition”, inviting Horatio to see the ghost for himself.
Before Barnardo can explain the previous sighting, the Ghost appears before the three men. They then recognize that the Ghost is that of the late King Hamlet (“majesty of Denmark buried”). The Ghost then dissolves back into the night.
Barnardo wonders if the appearance of the Ghost, who was wearing the same armor he wore when he conquered King Fortinbras, is a precursor for the doom of the Danes at the hands of the young King Fortibras, with whom they are at war.
Hamlet decides thereafter to tell Prince Hamlet of his father’s apparition.
Claudius dispatches ambassadors to Fortinbras, hoping to resolve the conflict.
Laertes, alongside Polonius, asks the king for permission to return to school in France, to which the new king consents.
The King and Queen both notice the attitude of Hamlet, causing Hamlet to be filled with disgust when his mother questions him about why his father’s death has affected him …show more content…
Villa makes his celebrated discourse about the significance of man. Hamlet makes arrangements to utilize a play to test if King Claudius truly did execute his dad as King Hamlet's Ghost let him know.
The King's spies, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern report to King Claudius on Hamlet's conduct. Hamlet is enthusiastic for King Claudius and Queen Gertrude to watch a play today evening time which he has added lines to.
Claudius and Polonius listen in on Hamlet's and Ophelia's private discussion. Hamlet suspects Ophelia is keeping an eye on him and is progressively threatening to her before clearing out.
Claudius chooses to send Hamlet to England, dreading risk in Hamlet since he no more trust that Hamlet is simply lovesick. The King consents to Polonius' arrangement to listen stealthily on Hamlet's discussion with his mom after the play to ideally gain more from Hamlet. The play Hamlet had added lines to is performed. The pantomime going before the play which imitates the Ghost's portrayal of King Hamlet's demise goes unnoticed.
The principle play called "The Murder of Gonzago" is performed, bringing on King Claudius to respond in a way which persuades Hamlet that his uncle did without a doubt poison his King Hamlet as the Ghost already had let him