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Unformatted text preview: his madness, Hamlet spying on Ophelias funeral march, and Polonius spying on Hamlet in the Gertrudes bedroom chamber. Nevertheless, this research also points out many ironies that occur within the play. First, Claudius plot was thwarted: the poisoned chalice, intended for Hamlet, was given to Gertrude and Claudius was ultimately killed by his own poisonous weapons by Hamlet. Next, Laertes was stabbed with his own poisonous sword by Hamlet. And Hamlet had promised to avenge his fathers death swiftly, yet he remains indecisive and slow to act. This summary helps point out major events in the play, but Hamlet is better understood when people read the florid and meaningful lines....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course SCHOLARS 1111 taught by Professor Mason during the Spring '11 term at GWU.
- Spring '11
- Hamlet, Revenge, Hamlet, Polonius, Claudius, Laertes, Ophelia, Gertrude