Hamlet - Act 1 Summary

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Hamlet - Act 1 Summary


The last couple days have been miserable for me. The sudden death of my father has
complicated my whole life and is causing me much grief. As well, my girlfriend has
apparently been forbidden to see me and I have no idea why.


My mother is being a jerk. She has remarried after only 2 months of my fathers' horrible
murder. He was the most wonderful man. He ruled fairly over all of Elsinore and his people
were proud of him, but now he has been murdered. I WILL avenge his death though.


My mom remarried Claudius, for a reason that only the gods know. My fathers' spirit says
that he killed my father and that my mother was a sort of accomplice. This REALLY ticks me
off! My own mother won't even explain why she married so fast, only that my father is dead
and I should get over it. I am starting to hate the whole world.


Polonius and Laertes told Ophilia that I couldn't see her anymore. I don't understand why.
It makes no sense, why would they 'suddenly' care about our relations? It sure seems that
EVERYONE is against me these days! I feel like committing suicide. But, before I get to
that point, I must avenge my father.
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