By William Shakespeare
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Hamlet, the tragic play by William Shakespeare, follows the Prince of Denmark, who is consumed by grief and vengeance after his father's sudden death.

Upon encountering his father's ghost, Hamlet learns that his uncle, Claudius, has murdered his father and seized the throne. Hamlet becomes determined to avenge his father's death, but doubts and uncertainties plague him.

As he feigns madness to carry out his plan, Hamlet's relationships with those around him unravel. His love interest, Ophelia, is driven to madness and her subsequent suicide. His mother, Gertrude, is torn between her loyalty to Hamlet and her loyalty to Claudius.

Throughout the play, Hamlet grapples with existential questions and the morality of revenge, leading to iconic soliloquies that explore human nature and the futility of life.

The play reaches its climax in a dramatic duel, where Hamlet and Claudius finally face each other. Truths are revealed, betrayals uncovered, and the royal court is left in chaos and tragedy.

"Hamlet" is a timeless masterpiece that explores the complexities of human emotions, the consequences of revenge, and the frailty of human existence. Shakespeare's exploration of themes like revenge, deception, and mortality continues to captivate audiences to this day.
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