King Hamlet’s ghost informs Hamlet that he must, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murther.” (Murder.) He says that it was a “…Murther most foul.” These words cause Hamlet to feel the desire to seek revenge. He wants to know the true story of his father’s death and then he will speedily exact the revenge his father’s ghost
While Hamlet is hesitant Laertes is brash and impulsive. He even states that in his confrontation with King Claudius “Let come what comes, only I 'll be revenged Most thoroughly for my father.” (4.5.148-154) Laertes does not do much thinking when it comes to avenging his father. The opposite is said about Hamlet who spends too much time contemplating whether he should avenge his father. They both were in the same situation but went about it very differently. In the final confrontation between Claudius, Laertes and Hamlet their colliding motives leads to the death of each person.
As Claudius repents, Hamlet feels as though it's the best time to kill him until he says: And so ’a goes to Heaven; And so am I revenged. That would be scanned. A villain kills my father; and for that, I, his son, do this same villain send To heaven (3.3.73-78) Essentially, Hamlet wanted to murder Claudius because he was the Old King’s murderer. But, after he realized that Claudius was
Claudius for example, hastily draws up a plan to kill Hamlet once he figures out that the young Prince knows the truth. Laertes is another character that does not hesitate when it is his turn to avenge his father and sister’s death: “But my revenge will come!“ (4.7.29). Even though these two characters fail miserably at their plan, they both contrast greatly with Hamlet’s thought process and procrastination. As I stated previously, we see that Hamlet is a man of reason and intellect. His reaction to the events that take place make him to first reflect upon them.
Hamlet says “That (he) the son of (his) dear father murdered,/ Promoted to (his) revenge by heaven and hell...” / . Hamlet says that he wants to send Claudius to hell because he did not give his father a chance for confession which will send his father to hell. That’s why hamlet is showing his revenge because he want Claudius, the same fate as his father. Hamlet says, “...and so he goes to heaven and so am i revenged that would be scanned: A villain kills my father, and for that, I his sole son, do this same villain send Heaven…/ And am i then / revenged / To take him in the purging of his soul,/When he is fit and seasoned for his passage?”/.Hamlet also admits to Ophelia that he is wants revenge by saying in line 135 of Act 3.1.“I am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with more offenses at my beck than I have thought to put them in imagination to give them shape, or time to act them in… / So it is proved that Hamlet’s primary motivation is to kill the destroyer of his father’s life, that being his Uncle
It is clear that Hamlet is the winner in the cause that he actually get to stab and poison Claudius, which is his But toward the end of the play, he recognized his fault and ask for forgiveness.“ Lo, here I lie, never to rise again. Thy mother’s poison’d. I am no more. The King, the King’s to blame” (Shakespeare 126). Laetres realized he has been trapped by Claudius, he points out Claudius as the murder.
In the play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the author claims that revenge and madness are related because the need for revenge can cause one to go insane trying to get their revenge. This comparison comes up when Hamlet kills Polonius, Ophelia goes insane, and when Laertes attempts to do anything to avenge his father and Ophelia. Shakespeare’s claims that madness and revenge are related are not true today because people generally get revenge through the legal system, and rarely have issues as large as those in Hamlet where they would feel such a strong need for revenge. These modern comparisons show up in workplace revenge, the people who generally seek revenge, and the effect revenge has on people. The first way Shakespeare expresses the
Have you ever wanted revenge so bad that you would do whatever it took to get it? From Hamlet to Gladiator, two men went through great struggles to avenge the death of ones they loved. Throughout these stories, each plot has major differences while keeping multiple similarities between the two. Hamlet by William Shakespeare, is a play that tells the story of a young man on a mission to get revenge for his father’s unjust death. Gladiator is a movie that follows the journey of Maximus who chooses the path of a gladiator to avenge his family 's death after the murder of his emperor.
Laertes plans on getting his revenge by hitting Hamlet with his poisoned tip sword, while Claudius plans on poisoning him with a drink. Hamlet wins the first two rounds but is struck with Laertes’ poisoned sword which then gets switched with Hamlet’s sword. Hamlet then accidently poisons Laertes with the same sword. Hamlet’s mother drinks the poisoned cup and dies which throws Hamlet into a horrible fit of rage and he stabs Claudius and forces him to finish the poisoned drink. The irony in this death scene is Hamlet dies by the sword, the same way he killed Laertes’ father, while Claudius dies by poison, the same way he killed King
Perhaps this is why Hamlet feigns madness; he realizes that he lacks the emotions to avenge his father 's death. Indeed, Hamlet does go temporarily insane in Act I, scene ii, and it is during this time when he is able to act out of pure sensation, with no thoughts about the consequences of what he says or does (e.g. when he undeservingly criticizes Ophelia). However, in uniting his emotions and reason, Hamlet is careful to avoid the temptation to commit suicide because if one commits suicide to escape life 's pain, then one is damned to eternal suffering in hell. To Hamlet (and most other people of the 1600s), suicide is morally wrong.