Theme Of Greed In Hamlet

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Killing someone for the throne? Is this Envy? Pride? Greed? Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain. Claudius was the first person to start off the greed train, after that it became a tumbleweed of greed centered events. The book Hamlet is focused on Greed. Everyone in the book wants something that someone else has. They are never happy about what they have. Greed is wanting what others have and the book hamlet is centered around just that, murder, sacrifice, and mischief.
Claudius is a perfect example of greed. He killed the king in order to obtain the throne. As it said in the book ¨murder most foul, as in the best it is, but this most foul, strange, and unnatural.¨ Claudius was greedy and wanted what his brother had. Instead of …show more content…

The ghost told Hamlet about how he was murdered by Claudius. The ghost told hamlet how he was going to get revenge. He wanted to torment Claudius and then kill him. Even after the king died he is still greedy trying to get revenge. This shows even though the king is dead or someone is dead they will still try and get revenge because they are greedy and don't want to give up their belongings or title.
Laertes was worried about his and his dad’s pride so he decide to murder hamlet. Laertes plans the big fencing match with Hamlet. He tricked hamlet and poisoned the tip of his sword. After he poisoned the tip of his sword everything went downhill. Laertes was being greedy because he wanted his dad to be king and stay king.
Many people say this book isn’t greedy but it’s revengeful. Yes it is; who wouldn’t want to get revenge on someone who murdered your father. Or revenge on someone who tried to kill you multiple times. There is many parts in the book that is just plain revengeful thinking but if you look in the rest of the book you can see that each character in the book wants what others have. You have to think through all this it started because someone was greedy and wanted what other people had. The book Hamlet is focused around greed and wanting what others

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