Hamlet Act Summary

Act 1 King is deadClaudius marries GertudeKings ghost appears: Hamlet must avenge his father
Act 2 Hamlet starts to act strange, Hamlet plans to trap Claudius by insurting a script to make Claudius feel guilt
Act 3 Hamlet rejects Ophelia, Actors perform play within a play, claudius shows he is guilty, claudius makes plans to send hamlet away to England out of fear that hamlet will hurt him, hamlet doesnt kill claudius because he is praying and he would go to heaven if hes praying, hamlet tells his mom everything, hamlet kills polonius because he was listening behind the curtian
Act 4 Ophelia goes mad, and everything falls apart, Queen thinks that Hamlet is crazy, Rosencrantz and Gilderstern go to get Polonius’ body but Hamlet has hidden it, Hamlet gets sent to England, Ophelia drowns herself, Claudius and Laertes plot agains Hamlet
Act 5 Hamlet and Horatio discuss death when Ophelias grave is being dug, Laertes and Hamlet duel and both get poisoned with sword, Queen is poisoned by poison meant for Hamlet by Laertes, Hamlet kills Claudius, Only Horatio lives to tell the story.