Hamlet by William Shakespeare Summary

 "Hamlet" is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1601. The play is set in Denmark and tells the story of Prince Hamlet, who seeks to avenge his father's murder by his uncle Claudius, who has since married his mother, Queen Gertrude.

 The play is known for its exploration of themes such as revenge, betrayal, madness, and the complexity of human nature. The famous quote "To be or not to be" is from the soliloquy of Hamlet, where he contemplates suicide as a way to escape his troubles.

Throughout the play, Hamlet struggles with his own sanity and his inability to take action, leading to a tragic ending where almost all the characters meet their demise.

Some of the other notable characters in the play include Polonius, the advisor to King Claudius; Ophelia, Hamlet's love interest; and Horatio, Hamlet's trusted friend.

"Hamlet" is considered one of Shakespeare's greatest works and has been performed countless times in theaters all over the world. Its influence can also be seen in various forms of media, including films, television shows, and literature.

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