Hamlet Revenge Quotes

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Two wrongs don’t make a right, and in the play of Hamlet by William Shakespeare, the characters had to learn that the hard way. Almost every tragedy of the play is caused by a character seeking revenge which usually ended up making the situation worse. Wrath was the leading sin responsible for all these misfortunes because it caused multiple strains in relationships, revealed the true nature of the characters, and created the desire for revenge. The play doesn’t really address the relationship of Hamlet and his mother before the death of his father and her remarriage to his uncle, but it would be hard to believe that it was worse than how it was after those two events. Hamlet lost all respect towards her and would make very derogatory comments…show more content…
It is unclear if his true intent was to kill him or if he was pressured into it by the ghost of his father. “‘Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard, a serpent stung me. So the whole ear of Denmark is by a forged process of my death rankly abused. But know, thou noble youth, the serpent that did sting thy father’s life now wears his crown.” (Act 1 Scene 5 Line 31-37). Of course he was aggravated with discovering such news but he was also aware that he would be committing a sin that would lead him to hell in the afterlife. Unlike Hamlet, later in the play when Laertes is informed about his father’s death he reacts in a much more unpleasant way which might be hard to believe. He intrudes into the castle with in army of men looking to blame anything and anyone who might be responsible for the death of his father. He is lead to believe that Claudius could be the one behind it and threatens to kill him. “ If you desire to know the certainty of your dear father, is’t writ in your revenge that, swoopstake, you will draw both friend and foe, winner or loser?” (Act 4 Scene 5 Lines 148-154). He had no mercy and truly went mad and was consumed with anger, unlike Hamlet who only pretended to

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