Hamlet act 4 and 5 

Act 4

Just as king Fortinbras of Norway crosses Denmark with his army to invade Poland, Claudius sends Hamlet to England, reportedly as an emissary to represent the country.

Act 4

Hamlet finds that Claudius has a plan to assassinate him once he reaches his destination. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are sent to their deaths in his stead when he returns to Denmark on his own.

Act 4

Rejected by Hamlet, Ophelia is now heartbroken at the loss of her father. She becomes wild and drowns.

Act 5

It is at the graveyard) that Hamlet and Horatio meet to discuss the possibility of both life and death. 

Act 5

The burial procession for Ophelia ends up in the same cemetery (what a stroke of luck). Ophelia’s brother Laertes is confronted by Hamlet.

Act 5

It is decided that Hamlet and Laertes will have a duel. Claudius and Laertes plan to assassinate Hamlet during the match. 

Act 5

They aim to kill Hamlet with a poisoned rapier or a poisoned bottle of wine, respectively. As a result of Gertrude accidentally drinking poisoned wine, the scheme goes astray.

Act 5

Hamlet is also wounded by the poisoned blade, but his wounds are not fatal, and Laertes dies

Act 5

Claudius is assassinated by Hamlet as he embraces death. It is left to Horatio to explain the truth to Fortinbras, the new king, who returns from the Polish wars victorious.