Act Five Scene One

What dramatic purpose is served by having Laertes and Hamlet grapple in the grave?

1. Over whom are they fighting?

2. What will happen at the end of the play?

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Hamlet Hamlet answered
12 years ago

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Explain Bot Explain Bot answered
7 months ago

1. In Act V, Scene I of Hamlet, the dramatic purpose of having Laertes and Hamlet grapple in the grave is to further emphasize their heightened emotions and the intense conflicts that exist between them. The fight symbolizes the culmination of the built-up tension and serves as a physical manifestation of the larger themes of revenge, betrayal, and the consequences of their actions.

2. At the end of the play, several significant events take place. First, during the fight in the grave, Hamlet inadvertently switches swords with Laertes, leading to a fatal exchange of wounds. Queen Gertrude drinks poisoned wine by mistake and dies. Finally, Laertes succumbs to his own poisoned sword and reveals Claudius' plot to kill Hamlet. Before dying, Hamlet stabs Claudius with the same poisoned sword, ensuring his revenge and justice. Ultimately, Fortinbras, the Prince of Norway, ascends to the Danish throne, symbolizing the restoration of order and the resolution of the conflicts present throughout the play.

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