Hamlet 17

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HAMLET 1. As the play opens, Hamlet is troubled by the turn of events following his father's death. It seems (and later becomes apparent), that Hamlet's upset is caused more by the remarriage of his mother and her love and devotion towards Claudius so soon after King Hamlet's death, than by simple mourning of his fathers passing. This is shown in lines 147-162 "Why she would hang on him / As if increase of appetite had grown / …

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…the poison he had mixed in a drink meant for Hamlet-for fear that his treachery would be exposed and thus he died in a remarkable state of lost spirituality and deep sin. That his soul was so unprepared for death meant he would either be stuck in purgatory or damned in hell (clear poetic justice because he will now be sent to the same place that the brother that he murdered was made to dwell).