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Hamlet Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Attendants - These characters wait on various members of the Danish court and visitors to the court.

Barnardo - This character, who speaks the first words in the play, is one of the guards who has seen the ghost.

Claudius (King Claudius of Denmark) - This character is a relative of the dead king and one of the villains of the play.

Clowns - See Gravediggers.

Cornelius - This character is one of the Danish ambassadors sent to the king of Norway.

Council - This is a governing body present with...

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