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How does Prince Hamlet die?
The sword-fighting begins. Hamlet scores the first hit, but declines to drink from the king’s proffered goblet. Hamlet then stabs Claudius through with the poisoned sword and forces him to drink down the rest of the poisoned wine. Claudius dies, and Hamlet dies immediately after achieving his revenge.
Who did Prince Hamlet accidentally kill and how?
Hamlet and his mother Gertrude argue about his behaviour. During their argument Hamlet accidentally kills Polonius, Ophelia’s father. Hamlet will not tell anyone where Polonius’ body is. Claudius sends him to England but he doesn’t arrive.
What caused Hamlet’s tragic end?
Being the tragic hero, Hamlet has a tragic flaw that must lead to his downfall. He has murdered Polonius and seen to the killing of his two old school friends, the die is cast for the end outcome; Hamlets revenge on Claudius and his own death.
Who killed King Hamlet?
Remember that Claudius killed King Hamlet by pouring poison into his ear. Shakespeare continually illustrates that words can function as poison in the ear as well.
Who died in Hamlet in order?
First I listed out all the deaths in the play, noting that 9 of the 11 central characters die (in order, King Hamlet, Polonius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Laertes, Gertrude, Claudius, and Prince Hamlet all die, while Horatio and Young Fortinbras do not).
Who survives Hamlet?
Claudius and Laertes set Hamlet’s ending in motion when they plan to kill Hamlet during a fencing match. Both Hamlet and Laertes are fatally poisoned during the match, and before he dies, Hamlet kills Claudius.
Who survives the final scene of Hamlet?
Horatio remains alive in order to tell the whole story. He is the only one left alive who knows the truth from beginning to end will be able to exonerate Hamlet. Fortinbras appears in the last act and may become the next king of Denmark, but he is not one of the principal characters.