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Hamlet, William Shakespeare

1. Elsinore Castle, Denmark. The ghost of King Hamlet wanders the ramparts, freaking everyone out:

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2. The ghost only speaks to his son, Prince Hamlet:

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3. He tells Hamlet he was murdered by Hamlet’s now-stepfather, the new king Claudius:

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4. Prince Hamlet promises to avenge his father’s murder:

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5. And he thinks about it:

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6. And he keeps thinking about it:

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7. And he thinks about it some more:

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8. He goes crazy thinking about it:

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9. And then, of course, there’s this:

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10. He tells Ophelia he cannot marry her and banishes her to a nunnery. She doesn’t like it:

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11. He stages a play to entrap Claudius:

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12. Claudius falls for the trap, and Hamlet finally decides to kill Claudius:

13. But Claudius is praying, and Hamlet can’t kill Claudius while he’s in prayer:

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14. Fearing for his own safety, Claudius orders Hamlet into exile:

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15. Hamlet goes to comfort his mother and accidentally kills Ophelia’s dad:

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16. Ophelia goes mad with grief and kills herself:

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17: Ophelia’s brother, Laertes, returns to avenge his family:

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18. Hamlet and Laertes duel:

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19. But Claudius has poisoned Hamlet’s cup and Laerte’s sword blade:

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20. Hamlet’s mother takes a sip from the poison cup, Hamlet sips from the cup, Laertes injures himself with his own blade, and Hamlet stabs Claudius. Everyone dies.

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21. The end.

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