Hamlet character list

Hamlet The Prince of Denmark, the title character, and the protagonist. 30 yo, the son on the queen Gertude and the late king hamlet, nephew of the present king(Claudious) studied at the university of Wittenberg
Claudius The king of Denmark, Hamlets uncle and the plays antagonist. the villian of the play. politician
Gertrude The queen of denmark, Hamlets mother, remarried to Claudius
Polonius The lord Chamberlain of claudius court, a pompous, cinnving old man, father of Laertes and Ophelia
Horatio Hamlets close friend, studied with the prince at the university in Wittenberg, tells hamlets story after he dies
Ophelia Polonius daughter, in love with hamlet
Laetes Polonius son and Ophelias brother in france
Fortinbras the young prince if Norway, whose father the king was killed by Hamlets father and wants revenge
The ghost the spectator of Hamlets dead father. Claimed to have been murder by claudius wants Hamlet to avenge him
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Two slightly bumbling courtiers, former friends of Hamlet are summoned by Claudius and Gerttude to discover the cause of Hamlets strange behavior
Osric The foolish courtier who summons Hamlet to his duel with Laetes
Voltimand and Cornelius Courties whom Claudius sends to Norway to persuade the King to pervent Fortinbras from attacking
Marcellus and Bernardo The officers who first see the ghost walking the ramparts of Elsinore and who summon Horation to witness it. Marcellus is present when Hamelt first encouters the ghost.
Francisco A soldier and guardsman at Elsinore
Reynaldo Polonius servant, who is sent to France by Polonius ti check up on and spy on Laertes

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