Similarities Between Hamlet And Monte Christo

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The pursuit of vengeance regardless of all consequences and collateral damage is a fundamental aspect of the human condition. In both literature and reality great acts of violence are the products of retribution. Subsequently, this theme of avenging a wrong is central to both Hamlet and The Count of Monte Christo. Revenge is unpredictable and often causes unforeseen pain, making generally undesirable. Attempting to enact vengeance upon a single person may often cause unintentional harm to innocent people. In Hamlet the entire royal family dies because of the plan Laertes and Claudius make (Shakespeare V.ii.310-360) . Additionally Polonius's death is caused by Hamlet seeking revenge. These events showcase both the literal death of those seeking
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