Hamlet Act 5 summaries

Act 5 Scene 1 Hamlet and Horatio come into the graveyard, and Hamlet learns of Ophelia’s suicide.
Act 5 Scene 2 Hamlet describes his adventures at sea and his treatment of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The entire court assembles for the fencing match, in which Laertes is wounded. Claudius drops poison into a goblet, but it is the queen who drinks it and dies. Laertes denounced Claudius, and Hamlet strikes at the king with the poisoned rapier and forces him to drink from the poisoned goblet. But Hamlet is also fatally wounded, and with his dying voice gives the kingdom over to Young Fortinbras.

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