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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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King Hamlet, in Shakespeare's play, was poisoned by his brother Claudius.
He was poisoned with a poison called hebenon which Claudius poured in his ear when he was sleeping in the orchard.
He was poisoned in the ear by Claudius in the garden of his own home while he slept.
He slipped liquid poison in his ear while he was sleeping.
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He pours poison in King Hamlet's ear whilst Hamlet is sleeping in the garden.
He was poisoned by his brother Claudius.
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.
He was sleeping in his orchard when Hamlet's uncle, Claudius, poisoned him with hebenon.
The ghost of king hamlet tells hamlet that Claudius killed him, then hamlet puts on a play in front of the king and everyone else about how a man kills a king then earns the l…ove of the queen. Claudius jumps up and runs out, therefore the ghost spoke the truth and the murder had been confirmed
King Hamlet's ghost informs Prince Hamlet about who killed him. Hope this helps, Have a great day
Fortinbras's father challenged King Hamlet to single combat over land, and King Hamlet won.
King Hamlet was napping in his orchard, as the Ghost tells Hamlet.
Claudius killed him so that he would become king, and so he could have a little fun with the queen.
Death. Laertes says that it is "so mortal that, but dip a knife init, where it draws blood no cataplasm . . . can save the thing fromdeath that is but scratch'd withal." Once …Hamlet has been woundedwith the poisoned sword, Laertes tells him that he has "not half anhour of life", so it is relatively slow acting. And from the way itacts on Hamlet, although it appears to create the sensation ofimpending death, it does not impair his ability to speak or hisability to prevent Horatio from drinking the poisoned cup.Directors and actors have to figure out what if any visiblesymptoms the poison actually has.