Who all dies in Act 5 Scene 2 of Hamlet?

As Laertes dies, he calls out that “the king’s to blame.” Hamlet, realizing the swords are poisoned, stabs Claudius, then forces him to drink from the poisoned cup of wine. Claudius dies. With his dying breath, Laertes cries out that Claudius has gotten what he deserves, and tells Hamlet he forgives him.

Is T not perfect conscience to quit him with this arm and is T not to be damned to let this canker of our nature come In further evil?

Hamlet asks Horatio “is’t not perfect conscience, / To quit him with this arm? and is’t not to be damn’d, / To let this canker [cancer] of our nature [i.e., human nature] come / In further evil?” (5.2. 67-70).

Who kills Claudius?

In Act 5, Scene 3, Hamlet does kill Claudius. What makes Hamlet finally kill Claudius after so long? Hamlet is finally able to kill Claudius because Gertrude has now died. Because Gertrude is the object of Hamlet’s desire, and she has now died, Hamlet’s desire for his mother has also died.

Who forced poison in Hamlet?

When Claudius offers Hamlet the poisoned goblet of wine, Hamlet refuses, and Gertrude picks up the cup instead. Toasting Hamlet, she drinks the poison, ensuring her eventual death.

Did Claudius stop Gertrude from drinking the wine?

The king tells her not to drink, but she does so anyway. In an aside, Claudius murmurs, “It is the poison’d cup: it is too late” (V. ii. 235).

Who survives Hamlet?

In his final moments, Hamlet names Prince Fortinbras of Norway as the probable heir to the throne. Horatio attempts to kill himself with the same poisoned wine, but it was stopped by Hamlet, so he will be the only one left alive to give a full account of the story.

What does the poison symbolize in Hamlet?

The symbolic uses of poison include poisoning the mind through manipulation, madness, and vengeance. Through Hamlet, Shakespeare shows us how we can be blinded by our desire for revenge and the detrimental consequences of that blindness.