Differences And Similarities Between Hamlet And Laertes

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Amelia Schriner English 4 Lanning 10/19/2017 In this paper I am going to be comparing Hamlet and Laertes. Laertes is the son of Polonius and the brother of Ophelia. Hamlet is the prince of Denmark and son of Gertrude.Hamlet 's father was killed and he believes Claudius killed him. The differences and similarities between Hamlet and Laertes are pronounced, and they merit rigorous scrutiny. There are similarities and differences between Laertes and Hamlet. Hamlet is good in many ways, but he also has many flaws. Hamlet is a very loyal individual. He makes a promise to the ghost of his father to kill Claudius and he eventually does. When he wants revenge he says “So, uncle, there you are. Now to my word; It is 'Adieu, adieu! remember me.’ …show more content…

In this paragraph, I am going to be comparing and contrasting Laertes and Hamlet. Hamlet and Laertes have some similarities and some differences. First, Hamlet and Laertes are similar because they both are impulsive. Hamet shows that he is impulsive when he killed Polonius when he was standing behind the curtain. He also proves he is impulsive when he says “A bloody deed! Almost as bad, good mother, As kill a king, and marry with his brother…Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell! I took thee for thy better. Take thy fortune.” Laertes shows he is impulsive when he says he is going to kill Hamlet with a poisoned sword. Additionally, they are both vengeful. Hamlet shows that he is vengeful when he says “Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift As meditation or thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge”. Laertes shows that he is vengeful when he wants to kill Hamlet. They also both care about Ophelia. On the other hand, Hamlet and Laertes have some differences. First, Hamlet is very intelligent and knows when someone is using him, but Laertes is not very intelligent and is easily tricked. Laertes is very gullible. Second, Hamlet is indecisive although, Laertes will not hesitate to do what he wants to do in order to get his revenge. Clearly, Hamlet and Laertes have similarities and differences. It is important that we recognize the the differences and similarities of these characters that I described. I have come to the conclusion that Hamlet and Laertes are both good people inside. It was the deaths of their loved ones that caused them to do irrational acts. They both only wanted to avenge their loved ones, but they went way too far. I think that Hamlet and Laertes have more similarities than

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