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What poison killed King Hamlet?
In the play, the poison is called "hebenon," and no one knows for sure what that equates to.
In the Second Quarto of 'Hamlet', printed 1604-5, the poison is called "Hebona." The word "Hebenon," as mentioned, is the spelling in the First Folio, 1623. That leaves it unclear exactly which word Shakespeare, himself, used. He might even have used both spellings, at different times, since the play printings are nearly 20 years apart.
Other writers, in the same era, used "heben" or "hebon" for the name of a deadly poison, or for something that was considered especially deadly. Christopher Marlowe, in his play 'The Jew of Malta,' wrote: "... the blood of Hydra, Lerna's bane, The juice of hebon, and Cocytus breath, And all the poisons of the Stygian pool ..."
Shakespeare may have simply gotten the word from reading what Marlowe wrote, but changed it slightly to fit his verse. Marlowe's word "hebon" becomes Shakespeare's word "hebona," as it was printed in the Second Quarto, just by adding an 'a' to the end. Nobody will ever know for sure, but it might be just that easy: Shakespeare read Marlowe's writing, and got the basic word from that. Maybe.
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He was sleeping in his orchard when Hamlet's uncle, Claudius, poisoned him with hebenon.
King Hamlet was napping in his orchard, as the Ghost tells Hamlet.
The king was praying at the time, and Hamlet thought that by killing him at that time, the king would go to heaven.
"With juice of cursed hebona in a vial..." the answer is directly taken from the play. Act I, Scene V, line 67
He was poisoned with a poison called hebenon which Claudius poured in his ear when he was sleeping in the orchard.
They have three plans actually. They plan to challenge Hamlet to a duel with Laertes, in which Laertes will have a sharp, lethal and unbaited sword so he can actually stab Ham…let and kill him. Normally swords in fencing matches have and had blunt ends so nobody would get hurt. Laertes had a reputation as a good swordsman and so both he and Claudius thought that he was likely to be able to hit Hamlet (Unfortunately Hamlet has been practising in secret and is much much better than anyone thinks). Laertes then suggests that he should have a sword with poison on it, which is the second plan. Claudius then suggests a further "back or stay" by having a cup of poisoned wine on hand to refresh Hamlet when he gets hot.
Claudius tells us the reasons for his crime in Act 3 Scene 3. "I am still possessed of those effects for which I did the murder: my crown, my own ambition, and my queen." So, …his motives were to become king, to become more important and powerful than he was, and to marry Gertrude whom he loved.
King Hamlet, in Shakespeare's play, was poisoned by his brother Claudius.
He slipped liquid poison in his ear while he was sleeping.
He pours poison in King Hamlet's ear whilst Hamlet is sleeping in the garden.
In what's called the Prayer Scene, in Act 3 scene 3, Hamlet has Claudius alone, but Claudius is praying. Hamlet expresses worry that Claudius might be forgiven for his sins, s…o if he kills Claudius then, Claudius might go straight to Heaven. Hamlet doesn't think that's good enough, as revenge.
Fortinbras's father challenged King Hamlet to single combat over land, and King Hamlet won.
He was sleeping under a tree in his garden.
Claudius killed him so that he would become king, and so he could have a little fun with the queen.
because he does not want to kill his uncle while he is in prayer, because if he does, his uncle will go to heaven.
He did not want to kill King Claudius when he was kneeling because if he died while he was praying he would go to Heaven. Hamlet wanted to kill the King when he was doing some…thing bad instead.
Because, if Hamlet kills King Claudius while he is "praying" (it turns out he was not praying at all), he would have sent Claudius to heaven, for doing such a holy act such as… praying. Hamlet does not want this; he wants Claudius to suffer, and be damned to hell for all the evil he has done. We learn a little later, it would have been a wonderful tine to kill him, because Claudius did not feel right praying. He felt that he could not truly repent since he had no intention of giving up the crown or the woman he had murdered for.