Why Is Hamlet's Actions Justifiable

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Claudius gives Hamlet a sea of reasons to commit revenge. The largest reason by far is that he killed King Hamlet, married his wife, and took his throne (Act 1, Scene 4). Plus he has the nerve to scold Hamet for mourning his father (Act 1, Scene 2). Claudius even turns Hamlet's friends on him. He asks Guildenstern and Rosencrantz to speak with Hamlet and report his every action (Act 2, Scene 2). And if these weren't enough fuel for revenge, the ghost of King Hamlet personally asks his son to do so (Act 1, Scene 4).

Hamlet certainly has reason to enact revenge, but are his actions justifiable? I don't think so. In the end, his quest took the lives of many. The actions of those around him ruined Hamlet's view of humanity,which lead him to

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