Hamlet: Background

By: Sam Martin


Claudius is Hamlets uncle. He is the antagonist in the story. He is also the King of Denmark.

Map of Denmark [Map]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ispor.org/HTARoadMaps/Denmark.asp

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Gertrude is Hamlet's mother. She is the queen of Denmark and is married to Hamlet's Uncle, Claudius.

Queen Crow [Photograph]. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.wattpad.com/31318624-royal-twins-bio-queen's-crown

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Horatio is one of Hamlet's close friends. They went to college, The University of Wittenburg, together. He is a loyal character to Hamlet throughout the story.

Horatio, Hamlet's best friend [Photograph]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://hardcoversandheroines.com/2013/07/22/marry-date-or-dump-hamlet/

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Fortinbras is the King of Norway. His father was killed by Hamlet's father. King Forinbras wants to attack Denmark to revenge his fathers death.

Fortinbras [Painting]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.interlinear.info/hamletact4scene4.htm

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The Ghost

There is a ghost in the story. The ghostly figure is supposedly Hamlet's father, also named Hamlet.

Ghost of Hamlet's father [Painting]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/File:Ghost-of-king-hamlet.jpg

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