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Does Hamlet realize that he might not come out of this fight alive? See V.ii.225-238. Act 5, Scene 2 of Hamlet

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Yes. At this point in Shakespeare's Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, inspired by Fortinbras, his foil, with whom he converses.  Hamlet has finally decided that he must act with courage as the Prince of Denmark after he witnesses the loyalty and courage of the

delicate and tender prince,/Whose spirit, with divine ambition puffed (4.4.47-48)

who is willing to die fighting the Polish for glory alone.   With this resolve, Hamlet bows to whatever fate will hold and does not waiver, even though Horatio predicts that he will lose.  Hamlet tells his friend he feels confident:

I am constant to my...

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