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How does Laertes find out that Hamlet kills his father Polonius?


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2013-05-28 02:59:50
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Claudius tells Laertes that Hamlet killed Polonuis in Act 4: scene 7. Claudius, after finding out Hamlet will not be killed in England, (as he has returned to Denmark) uses Laertes as a way to rid of him by fueling his desire for revenge.


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Hamlet kills Polonius thinking that it is Claudius eavesdropping on him.

When Hamlet kills Polonius. Before that point, Claudius was not focussed on Hamlet as a danger; afterward he was. By killing Polonius, Hamlet also destroyed Ophelia and made an enemy of Laertes. There was no more room for games after this point.

Hamlet only kills three people directly : Polonius, then Claudius, then Laertes. He also kills two by proxy : the disloyal courtiers Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

Polonius dies. Ophelia dies. Claudius dies. Hamlet dies. Hamlet returns home for his father's funeral. Hamlet stages a play to prove Claudius's guilt. Ophelia drowns in a river. Hamlet and Laertes duel. Hamlet returns to Denmark to bury his father. Hamlet kills Polonius. Ophelia is found dead. Laertes and Hamlet duel.

Hamlet kills Polonius by accident.

Hamlet is told by the ghost of his father that he was murdered by Hamlet's uncle Claudius who is now the king and Hamlet's stepfather. In the process of pursuing his revenge, Hamlet kills Polonius, Claudius's counsellor and the father of Hamlet's girlfriend Ophelia. Ophelia goes mad and dies, and her brother Laertes comes vowing vengeance for his father's death. Laertes and Claudius plot Hamlet's death, but although Hamlet is mortally wounded, their plot misfires, killing Hamlet's mother and Laertes. Hamlet kills Claudius before he, too, expires.

No one in Hamlet had committed suicide. Hamlet had contemplated suicide, but he never acted.Hamlet accidentally killed Polonius.Hamlet changes the papers and gets Rosencrantz and Guildenstern killed when they arrive in England.Gertrude drinks from a cup poisoned by Claudius.Hamlet kills Claudius.Hamlet kills Laertes in a duel.Laertes wounds Hamlet with the poisoned rapier, and Hamlet dies from the wound.

Under the universal definition of evil, Hamlet commits murder. He kills Polonius, although his intent was to kill Claudius for revenge of the death of his father. He calculates how to have Rosencrantz and Guildenstern killed in his stead, by forging a letter requesting their executions to the King of England. He kills Laertes--again unintentionally, because he uses the poisoned foil that Laertes slashed him with. Finally, he kills Claudius by stabbing him and feeding the King poison.

Hamlet kills Polonius, Laertes, Claudius and indirectly Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. He thus has killed a lot more people than Claudius, who only killed Hamlet Sr. and, indirectly, Gertrude.

Laertes is killed by the poisoned sword that he originally killed Hamlet with. After wounding Hamlet with the poisoned sword, the swords are switched and Hamlet wounds Laertes with the poisoned sword.

Yes, Laertes wounds Hamlet with a poisoned sword that kills him.

Polonius dies in the play. Hamlet kills him while he is in Gertrude's room. Polonius was spying on Hamlet. Hamlet thought that there was a mouse behind the curtain so he swung his sword and killed polonius while he was behind the curtain.

Mistaked him for King Claudius, he kills Polonius

Hamlet unintentionally kills Polonius, who was hiding behind arras, because he thought Polonius was actually Claudius.

Hamlet mistakenly believes that it is Claudius who is hiding behind the arras instead of Polonius.

Hamlet is killed in Act 5, scene 2 when Laertes cuts him with a poisoned blade. Hamlet's Uncle Claudius has convinced Hamlet to duel Laertes and has supplied Laertes with the poisoned blade that kills Hamlet.

In just that order. Polonius dies in Act 3 Scene 4, Ophelia dies in Act 4 Scene 7, and Claudius and Hamlet both die in Act 5 Scene 2. Hamlet kills Claudius then dies of the poisoned wound Laertes gave him.

Claudius is stabbed by Hamlet with the same poisoned blade that kills Laertes and Hamlet himself.

Hamlet dies because of a sword fight with Laertes, who tipped his sword with poison. Before he dies, Hamlet kills Laertes with the poisoned tip.

Polonius is killed when Hamlet is arguing with his mother Gertrude and Polonius is hiding behind an arras. When his mother calls for help, he also calls and Hamlet stabs him through the arras beliving that it is Claudius hiding behind it. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are recruited by Claudius after Hamlet kills Polonius to escort Hamlet to England along with a letter for the King of England to have him killed. Hamlet finds and rewrites the letter instructing them to be killed instead. Their ship is attacked and Hamlet returns to England leaving them to go to their deaths in England. Ohphelia, Hamlet's girlfriend, commits suicide when she discovers that Hamlet killed her father Polonius. Gertrude drinks from a poisoned cup that Claudius had prepared for Hamlet to kill him. Laertes takes part in a duel with Hamlet and scratches him with a poisoned sword - poisoned by Claudius. However, later in the duel the swords are switched and Hamlet stabs Laertes with the poisoned sword, killing him. Claudius is forced to drink poison by Hamlet for revenge of killing both his mother and father. Hamlet dies after being scratched by the poisoned sword.

Hamlet learns from the Ghost of his father that his father was killed by his uncle, who has since married Hamlet's mother. Hamlet decides to act crazy while figuring out what to do. His uncle Claudius sets spies on him because of his crazy behaviour. Hamlet confirms that the Ghost was telling the truth by putting on a play mirroring the murder of his father. Unfortunately this also tips Claudius off (he was pretty suspicious anyway) Hamlet catches and kills a spy in his mother's bedroom. Unfortunately it is the king's advisor Polonius. Claudius sends Hamlet to England. Polonius's son Laertes comes from France to revenge his father. Claudius tells him that Hamlet had killed Polonius. Hamlet doesn't get to England because of pirates, and returns to Denmark. Claudius and Laertes set up a fencing match where Hamlet is to be murdered by an unbuttoned poisoned sword and a poisoned cup of wine. Hamlet gets cut by the poisoned sword but so does Laertes, and Hamlet's mother drinks the poisoned wine. Before he dies, Hamlet stabs and poisons Claudius to death.

The poisoned tip of Laertes' blade cuts Hamlet in their duel in Act V; thus Laertes is the direct cause of Hamlet's death.

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