Hamlet, Act 1 & 2- Characters

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern courtiers and “friends” of Hamlet, sent to spy on him by Claudius
Hamlet Prince of Denmark- the tragic hero of HAMLET
Claudius King of Denmark, brother of the deceased King Hamlet, uncle of Hamlet
King Hamlet father of Hamlet, deceased, the Ghost in Act I.i
Gertrude Queen of Denmark, Claudius’s wife, mother of Hamlet
Polonius advisor to King Claudius
Laertes son of Polonius
Ophelia daughter of Polonous, love interest of Hamlet
Horatio friend of Hamlet (acts as his foil)