Poison is used by several characters in Hamlet to kill others including Gertrude, Claudius, Laertes, and Hamlet. The poison is concealed in different ways- on a pearl, the end of a sword, and in a drink to make sure it reached its recipient.
Act 4 Scene 7 - Laertes has returned to Denmark, he discusses his recent father death with Claudius. Claudius basically says that he buried Polonius secretly and did not punish Hamlet for the fact that he did not want alot of publicity around the crown and that Hamlet was loved by everyone. Laertes discusses revenge to be brought upon Hamlet and plan to engage in swordfight. Laertes with a sharp poisoned sword and that Hamlet will end up drinking a poisoned glass of wine to ensure death.
Plot: Hamlet goes to his mother's room to speak with her. While he is there, he hears Polonius cry out from behind the curtain and stabs blindly. Polonius falls from the curtain, dead. The king decides that Hamlet is too dangerous to stay in Denmark and sends him to England with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Claudius gives Rosencrantz and Guildenstern letters that contain instructions for Hamlet to be put to death in England. On the boat, Hamlet discovers the letters and replaces them with…
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This picture made me think about when Hamlet followed the ghost of his father Hamlet. Even though everyone told him not to follow he wanted answers.
This picture reminds me of the scene when Laertes and Hamlet duel, because right before they duel, Hamlet apologizes to Laertes for killing Polonius. Hamlet blames it on his insanity, which is why I think this quote is perfect for this particular part in the play.