What Are The Seven Deadly Sins In Hamlet

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Throughout the entire play of Hamlet all of the seven deadly sins are committed and definitely each was committed more than once. But one was committed many more times over than that of any other, that being wrath. Wrath was the basis of the entire story of the play and resulted in what I believe to be the cause of all the deaths. If revenge wasn't such a factor many of the characters would have lived like Horatio. The main plot of the story is about Claudius killing King Hamlet ,“I am still possess’d Of those effects for which i did the murder — My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen.”(Act 3 Scene 3), and prince Hamlet getting revenge. But it’s Claudius who began the killing spree, you could say Claudius was getting revenge on King Hamlet since he had such a successful life as the King. He then marries the king's wife just weeks after killing him, irritating Hamlet. This leads Hamlet into his own revenge spree. Hamlet committed wrath the most out of all the characters, him being responsible for at least four deaths and still pursuing his plan for revenge on Claudius “O, this is hire and salary, not revenge! He took my father grossly, full of bread, With all his crimes broad blow, as flush as May; And how his audit stands , who knows save heaven?”…show more content…
He first went after Claudius for the death of his father because of how quietly it happened but learned that it was Hamlet who murdered his father. This resulted in Laertes wanting to kill Hamlet himself in a fencing dual. Claudius stepped aside and allowed Laertes to do the dirty work he had been trying to do previously. But Laertes was determined to see the death of Hamlet so he poisoned the end of his sword while dueling Hamlet to be sure he would end his life. But in the end both him and Hamlet were struck by the poisoned “I am justly killed with mine own treachery”(Act 5 Scene 2). The wrath of both characters had killed
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