Shakespeare Use Of Revenge In Hamlet Research Paper

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In Shakespeare’s, Hamlet, revenge plays a major role in how the characters act. They base their actions off of getting revenge. Hamlet, Laertes, and Young Fortinbras all are trying to get revenge for their fathers. All three of the characters use different methods for getting revenge and they all get different results. Shakespeare uses these three characters to show that revenge can consume you and that is all that you want and he shows how harmful it can be. By the end of the play, Shakespeare shows how all of the characters attempt to get their revenge and how revenge does not always work out for the best. Hamlet is the main character of the play and it seems as if everything he does is based off his wanting to revenge Claudius for killing…show more content…
“Now, sir, young Fortinbras, of unimprovèd mettle hot and full, hath in the skirts of Norway here and there sharked up a list of lawless resolutes, for food and diet, to some enterprise that hath a stomach in ’t, which is no other— as it doth well appear unto our state— but to recover of us, by strong hand,” (Page 13). He wants to get revenge by killing King Claudius. He also is trying to reclaim the land that was wagered on when his father lost the battle with King Hamlet. Young Fortinbras never really gets the revenge that he is looking for in the way he wanted. He wanted to be the one to kill King Claudius to get revenge, reclaim what his kingdom had lost, and to prove…show more content…
In Shakespeare, Hamlet, revenge plays a large role in some of the characters actions. Hamlet was trying to get revenge on Claudius almost the whole play. Laertes wants to get revenge on Hamlet because Hamlet killed his father. Young Fortinbras wants to get revenge for King Hamlet killing his father. Although all of these characters were trying to get revenge, they all had different outcomes. Shakespeare had revenge play such a big role in his play to prove that revenge is not good. He had all of the characters end up differently to prove that. Revenge is not a good thing to base your actions off of and in Shakespeare’s play he shows
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