Throughout history, certain pieces of literature become irrelevant to the modern world. Moreover, the ability to relate to a modern day high school student is an especially difficult task that many novels of the past struggle with. However, there are a select few literary works that preach universal lessons, and stand the test of time. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is one of the few texts that effectively relates to teenagers of the past, present, and future. The struggle to recover from a tragedy, and the repercussions of revenge are two concepts explored in Hamlet which the vast majority of teenagers can relate and sympathize with.
Act 4: Now that Hamlet has accidentally murdered polonius he is even more distraught than before. He is unaware of who he is and what he is capable of doing. This state of mind leads Hamlet to hide the body in an attempt to make the problem disappear; it is his way of avoiding the issue at hand. Claudius has caught wind of the murder and after the play Hamlet produced he is scared that in Hamlet's’ delirious state his death will be next. Claudius plans for Hamlet to leave and ultimately die when he is away in England.
In William Shakespeare’s well known play Hamlet, there are several acts of violence that often keep the readers on their toes constantly wondering what will happen next. It all begins with the death of King Hamlet and comes to an end with no royal family in control of the castle, Elsinore, in Denmark. Each character has their own unique motive for self gain throughout the play, but Hamlet has a strong drive for the dangerous game of revenge. Hamlet wants to earn justice for his father who had his kingdom, wife, and crown all stolen out from underneath him when his life is innocently taken by his greedy uncle. “To be or not to be?” is the question Hamlet often asks himself along his journey of revenge, where many emotional encounters and obstacles continue to test him.
Have you ever wanted to get revenge to someone for something that they did horribly wrong? In the play, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Hamlet was in the tomb for his father’s funeral and he is miserable because of his father death. After his father’s death the rules, in the royal industry, is that if the king dies from anything, then their older sibling is to take their place of the crown of their kingdom. Claudius, king hamlet’s brother, is now the king of Denmark he is also young Hamlet’s uncle that is marrying his mom not even 2 months after the king’s death and Prince Hamlet does not agree to this sticky situation. Later that night his friends mention that they saw the ghost of King Hamlet, which might be a demon or an angel,
Serving as a character foil for Hamlet, Laertes is a very unique character. His character throughout the play is very impulsive, through thinking and acting. His father Polonius even tells him that he must be careful on how he acts and gives him advice on how he must act. (Act 1 Scene 3) Besides being impulsive, Laertes is a caring person as well.
Revenge is a retaliatory action to the unfairness of either insult or one’s death. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the theme of revenge is presented in various ways. Hamlet’s approach to the revenge he had promised to enact against Claudius, in the play, was marred by his indecisiveness, whereas Laertes’s quest for revenge is based on his rashness and impulsiveness. While both Hamlet and Laertes are bent on revenge, their motives and ability to act differ dramatically. Hamlet is clearly a rational thinker in vengeance, as he thoughtfully and hesitantly makes each step.
Shakespeare 's Hamlet presents readers with several scenes of violence, such as the deaths of Polonius, Ophelia, King Hamlet, and the fist fights between Prince Hamlet and Laertes. In Hamlet , the protagonist, Prince Hamlet, is portrayed as a very indecisive character. The reader is left to infer if Hamlet is senile, or if it’s just all an act in response of the world around him. Violence is littered all around the world of Hamlet. Because of this, the narrative of Hamlet is always more than it seems.
Hamlet’s Vengence Hamlet returned to Elsinore and received some shocking news that Hamlet’s mother had married his uncle. His expression was sad and upset all at once in his disgusted face of anger. There the door opened with the new king and the old queen entered and Hamlet standing like a tall tree and not moving like a stonewall. In the play Hamlet,by Shakespeare, Hamlet the prince of Denmark was listening to his uncle Claudius about his marrige and and him exhibiting happiness about it while Hamlet looks ashamed. As his uncle advised him to stay in his home he grows into rage about everything that happened when he came back because Claudius was having a party while he was stuck in his own house waiting for them to return.
Theodore Roosevelt, our twenty-sixth president, once said, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Being able to make sound decisions that will satisfy one’s desires and benefit others is extremely difficult, so in order to not make the wrong choice, many people are indecisive. In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet is like most people -- unable to make the decision of whether or not to kill the one presumed to be his father’s murderer, Claudius, in fear that he will kill an innocent man if Claudius is in truth innocent. Even though some choices may lead to a wrong action, being decisive is a trait that will help one achieve