Britain in Print
Act 5, scene 1 - lines 235-282
Pages from act 5, scene 1 of the 1611 quarto edition of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Edinburgh Univerity Library Introduction


Hamlet, having meditated upon the nature of death while in the graveyard, is shocked to discover that Ophelia is dead and that her funeral is imminent. The following questions consider Hamlet's reaction to this discovery. They also explore the resonances and tensions between Hamlet and Laertes.

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