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Act 4 (Scene 5)

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    1. 1. Setting                          Place: Denmark                                Time: The medieval time period                                 Where: Elsinore, A room in the castle            The play took place during the medieval period in Demark. With the scene beginning in Elsinore, Horatio, The Queen(Gertrude), and a Gentleman await in a room in the castle discussing Ophelia, Polonius' daughter.         
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    3. 3.   Characters       1.      Gertrude – discussing Ophelia with Horatio. She does not want to see Ophelia.        2.           Horatio – discuss Ophelia with Gertrude. He thinks she needs to be pitied.        3.           Ophelia – seems to be gone mad and grieving over her father’s death        4.           Claudius – hears Ophelia’s strange singing and thinks Ophelia is going mental. He is trying to calm Laertes down and says seek revenge on the proper person.     5.           Laertes – Claudius thinks he has secretly sailed away to France, but he comes in with a mob of commoners and they say he should be king. He wantes revenge on whoever has killed his father, he is filled with rage.     Summary      The scene opens up with Queen Gertrude speaking to a gentleman about Ophelia who is waiting outside the room. Queen Gertrude wishes not to speak to Ophelia because after learning about her father’s death she has apparently started acting crazy. Horatio enters the room and says to the queen that Ophelia should be pitied, because her grief is the reason for her behavior.              Ophelia enters accompanied by a gentleman singing strange songs and acting as if she has gone mad. King Claudius enters as Ophelia still sings. The king asks how long she has been acting this way. Ophelia answers the king by saying she will cry at her father’s burial; however, her brother will want revenge. She then exits the room. Upon Ophelia’s exit King Claudius asks Horatio to watch over Ophelia closely. King Claudius also says that Ophelia’s madness comes from her father’s death.              There is a loud noise and a gentleman comes into the room to warn King Claudius that Laertes has come back from France with Dane’s who follow him. He is angry and wants to revenge his father’s death. Queen Gertrude says to Laertes that King Claudius is innocent, while the king tells Laertes that everyone is upset over Polonius’s death. When Ophelia enters the scene again Laertes’s anger rises. King Claudius, seeing Laertes reaction to his sister’s behavior, repeats that he did not kill Polonius and that if Laertes desires revenge he should find the proper person.              After King Claudius convinces Laertes he is innocent he starts to explain what happened and answers Laertes questions. Laertes listens to King Claudius and sets out for revenge of his father, Polonius’s death.                  Analysis         Ophelia enters a room in which she is being discussed to speak to Queen Gertrude regarding the death of her father, Polonius. The queen is reluctant to speak to Ophelia. Upon hearing of his father's murder, Laertes returns to seek revenge on King Claudius, who he assumes to be the killer. Claudius convinces Laertes he is not the murderer and begins to answer questions. King Claudius calms Laertes slightly, but Laertes is unhappy with the disposing of his father's body.   
    4. 4. Characters  
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    6. 6. 1.      Gertrude – discussing Ophelia with Horatio. She does not want to see Ophelia. 
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    9. 9. 2.           Horatio – discuss Ophelia with Gertrude. He thinks she needs to be pitied. 
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    12. 12. 3.           Ophelia – seems to be gone mad and grieving over her father’s death 
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    15. 15. 4.           Claudius – hears Ophelia’s strange singing and thinks Ophelia is going mental. He is trying to calm Laertes down and says seek revenge on the proper person. 
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    17. 17. 5.           Laertes – Claudius thinks he has secretly sailed away to France, but he comes in with a mob of commoners and they say he should be king. He wantes revenge on whoever has killed his father, he is filled with rage. 
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    21. 21. The scene opens up with Queen Gertrude speaking to a gentleman about Ophelia who is waiting outside the room. Queen Gertrude wishes not to speak to Ophelia because after learning about her father’s death she has apparently started acting crazy. Horatio enters the room and says to the queen that Ophelia should be pitied, because her grief is the reason for her behavior. 
    22. 22.             Ophelia enters accompanied by a gentleman singing strange songs and acting as if she has gone mad. King Claudius enters as Ophelia still sings. The king asks how long she has been acting this way. Ophelia answers the king by saying she will cry at her father’s burial; however, her brother will want revenge. She then exits the room. Upon Ophelia’s exit King Claudius asks Horatio to watch over Ophelia closely. King Claudius also says that Ophelia’s madness comes from her father’s death. 
    23. 23.             There is a loud noise and a gentleman comes into the room to warn King Claudius that Laertes has come back from France with Dane’s who follow him. He is angry and wants to revenge his father’s death. Queen Gertrude says to Laertes that King Claudius is innocent, while the king tells Laertes that everyone is upset over Polonius’s death. When Ophelia enters the scene again Laertes’s anger rises. King Claudius, seeing Laertes reaction to his sister’s behavior, repeats that he did not kill Polonius and that if Laertes desires revenge he should find the proper person. 
    24. 24.             After King Claudius convinces Laertes he is innocent he starts to explain what happened and answers Laertes questions. Laertes listens to King Claudius and sets out for revenge of his father, Polonius’s death. 
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    26. 26. Analysis         Ophelia enters a room in which she is being discussed to speak to Queen Gertrude regarding the death of her father, Polonius. The queen is reluctant to speak to Ophelia. Upon hearing of his father's murder, Laertes returns to seek revenge on King Claudius, who he assumes to be the killer. Claudius convinces Laertes he is not the murderer and begins to answer questions. King Claudius calms Laertes slightly, but Laertes is unhappy with the disposing of his father's body.
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    Setting

     

                            Place: Denmark

     

     

                                 Time: The medieval time period

     

     

                                 Where: Elsinore, A room in the castle

     

     

     

            The play took place during the medieval period in Demark. With the scene beginning in Elsinore, Horatio, The Queen(Gertrude), and a Gentleman await in a room in the castle discussing Ophelia, Polonius' daughter.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Characters 

     

      

     

    1.      Gertrude – discussing Ophelia with Horatio. She does not want to see Ophelia.

     

     

     

     

     

    2.           Horatio – discuss Ophelia with Gertrude. He thinks she needs to be pitied.

     

     

     

     

     

    3.           Ophelia – seems to be gone mad and grieving over her father’s death

     

     

     

     

     

    4.           Claudius – hears Ophelia’s strange singing and thinks Ophelia is going mental. He is trying to calm Laertes down and says seek revenge on the proper person.

     

     

     

    5.           Laertes – Claudius thinks he has secretly sailed away to France, but he comes in with a mob of commoners and they say he should be king. He wantes revenge on whoever has killed his father, he is filled with rage.

     

     

     

    Summary

     

     

     

    The scene opens up with Queen Gertrude speaking to a gentleman about Ophelia who is waiting outside the room. Queen Gertrude wishes not to speak to Ophelia because after learning about her father’s death she has apparently started acting crazy. Horatio enters the room and says to the queen that Ophelia should be pitied, because her grief is the reason for her behavior.

     

                Ophelia enters accompanied by a gentleman singing strange songs and acting as if she has gone mad. King Claudius enters as Ophelia still sings. The king asks how long she has been acting this way. Ophelia answers the king by saying she will cry at her father’s burial; however, her brother will want revenge. She then exits the room. Upon Ophelia’s exit King Claudius asks Horatio to watch over Ophelia closely. King Claudius also says that Ophelia’s madness comes from her father’s death.

     

                There is a loud noise and a gentleman comes into the room to warn King Claudius that Laertes has come back from France with Dane’s who follow him. He is angry and wants to revenge his father’s death. Queen Gertrude says to Laertes that King Claudius is innocent, while the king tells Laertes that everyone is upset over Polonius’s death. When Ophelia enters the scene again Laertes’s anger rises. King Claudius, seeing Laertes reaction to his sister’s behavior, repeats that he did not kill Polonius and that if Laertes desires revenge he should find the proper person.

     

                After King Claudius convinces Laertes he is innocent he starts to explain what happened and answers Laertes questions. Laertes listens to King Claudius and sets out for revenge of his father, Polonius’s death.

     

                  

     

    Analysis

     

          Ophelia enters a room in which she is being discussed to speak to Queen Gertrude regarding the death of her father, Polonius. The queen is reluctant to speak to Ophelia. Upon hearing of his father's murder, Laertes returns to seek revenge on King Claudius, who he assumes to be the killer. Claudius convinces Laertes he is not the murderer and begins to answer questions. King Claudius calms Laertes slightly, but Laertes is unhappy with the disposing of his father's body.


     

     

     

     

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