Hamlet Timeline

Events

The guards claim to have seen the king's ghost

1

Hamlet talks to his father's ghost

2

Hamlet decides to avenge his father's death and kill his uncle who murdered him

3

Polonius warns Ophelia to stay away from Hamlet

4

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern speak to Hamlet

5

Hamlet decides to change the play around to see if Claudius is guilty

6

Hamlet talks of committing suicide

7

Hamlet rejects Ophelia

8

The play occurs, and Claudius flees

9

We see that Claudius is in fact guilty

10

Hamlet accidentally kills Polonius

11

Claudius sends Hamlet to England and has told the King to kill him

12

We see Ophelia's true state of mind

13

Laertes plans on killing Hamlet to avenge his father

14

Ophelia drowns

15

Hamlet tells Horatio of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern's death

16

Hamlet and Laertes duel

17

Gertrude dies of poisoning

18

Hamlet kills Claudius

19

Laertes then Hamlet die after being struck by the poisoned blade

20