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Theme

The impossibility of certainty.

Plot

Hamlet Sr. tells Hamlet Jr. the true story of how he was murdered and tells his son to avenge him.

Setting

Denmark is the setting.

Protagonist

Hamlet is the protagonist.

Antagonist

Claudius is the antagonist.

Rising Action

Hamlet plotting to kill Claudius is the rising action.

Climax

Hamlet going crazy after killing Polonius is the climax.

Falling Action

Hamlet being sent to England to unknowingly be killed and then returning to Denmark after figuring it out and confronting Laertes is the falling action.

Resolution

The death of the royal family is the resolution.

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