By William ShakespeareShakespeare's vintage tragedy of affection, insanity, and revenge used to be first enacted in London in 1602. younger Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, is in mourning for his useless father, is visited through his father's ghost telling him that he used to be murdered by way of his personal brother, Claudius, who then assumed the throne and married Hamlet's mom, Gertrude. reason on revenge, Hamlet feigns insanity and plots to kill Claudius. whilst he unintentionally stabs Polonius, Claudius's counselor, Hamlet is distributed into exile—and Polonius's daughter, Ophelia, who were in love with Hamlet, is going mad from grief and drowns herself. within the climax of the play, outdated ratings are settled eventually, and Hamlet's speaks his recognized final phrases: "The relaxation is silence." one in every of Shakespeare's maximum performs, HAMLET is a part of the well-established culture of "revenge tragedies" that have been well known on the finish of the Elizabethan period, however the play transcends all its affects in its exam of justice and responsibility, and as a refined portrait of a delicate younger guy torn among righteous revenge and his accountability as an ethical guy.