(Greek) Tragedy Play Structure- Hamlet

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The Exposition/ Prologue

Setting: Castle of Elsinore, Denmark

Main characters introduced: Claudius, Gertrude, Ghost, Hamlet, Horatio, Laertes, Ophelia, Polonius, 

Minor characters introduced: Bernardo,  Francisco, Guildernstern, Marcellus, Rosencrantz, 

Characters mentioned: Fortinbras

Conflict: The Ghost of the deceased king appears and demands Hamlet takes action to avenge his death, as we learn that Claudius murdered his brother to inherit the throne and


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