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Act 4 (Scene 6)

    Table of contents
    1. 1. Act IV scene vi
      1. 1.1. Characters
      2. 1.2. Setting
      3. 1.3. Summary
      4. 1.4. Analysis

    Act IV scene vi

    Characters

    Horatio

    Servant

    sailors (First Sail)

    Setting

    A room in the castle

     

    Summary

    Horatio enters with a servant. The servant tells Horatio that sailors are there with letters for them. Horatio figures these notes are from Hamlet, who is sailing to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The servant lets the sailors in. The letters are from Hamlet. Hamlet writes that pirates attacked his ship only a couple days into the ship. The pirates stole his ship, and he was left a lone prisoner. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are still traveling to England, but Hamlet is on his way back home. Hamlet also writes that he has sent letters for the King. Horatio then leads the sailors in to show the letters to King Claudius.

     

    Analysis

    Sailors bring letters to Horatio. These letters are from Hamlet. The letters say that pirates attacked and stole the ship to England, he was left prisoner and he is on his way home. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are still traveling to England. Hamlet has also sent letters to the King, and wants Horatio to deliver them. Horatio then escorts the sailors to King Claudius.

     

     

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