Hamlet Act IV, Scene i Summary
- Gertrude tells Claudius that her son is insane and has murdered Polonius. (But, she doesn't tell him that Hamlet thinks he killed Old Hamlet. Why?)
- Okay, definitely time to get rid of young Hamlet.
- Gertrude points out that Hamlet is now inspired to cry a little, so maybe the murder of Polonius has done some good by getting Hamlet in touch with his feelings.
- Claudius tells Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to try to clean up the mess. (They always get the worst jobs.)