Act I, Picture I - It is certainly midnight and bitter cool. On a platform (an even space on the battlements) beyond your castle at Elsinore in Denmark, a sentry (Francisco) has been relieved by another (Bernardo). Later, Marcellus and Horatio be a part of Bernardo. Horatio will there be at Marcellus's request but doubts the sentries' history that on two past nights they have seen a ghost. However the ghost reappears, and Horatio, seeing its resemblance to the dead king. Hamlet, asks it to speak. Instead, it stalks away.
Horatio interprets the ghost's overall look as an omen that strange is going to happen in Denmark. He tells the sentries that Fortinbras, a. hot-headed Norwegian, has collected an army and intends to march on Denmark to get back the lands which his daddy, King Fortinbras, dropped to King Hamlet.
The ghost then reappears. Once again, Horatio faces it and asks it to speak. Before it can, a rooster crows, signaling the dawn, and the ghost retreats once more. Horatio and others concur that Prince Hamlet should be told of the night's happenings.
Act II, Picture II - King Claudius can be transacting status business. (Claudius, brother of the dead king, Hamlet, offers succeeded him to the throne. He has wedded the widow, Queen Gertrude, prince HamletРІР‚в„ўs mother.) Within an attempt to avoid fight with Fortinbras, Claudius is definitely sending messengers. Cornelius and Voltimand, to older people king of Norway. He wants to notify him of his headstrong nephew's (Fortinbras) intention to wage battle against Denmark. Next, Laertes, son of Claudius's trusted elderly counselor, Polonius, asks permission to go back to France now that