Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet '

903 WordsDec 9, 20144 Pages
Vengeance. The one act that a person who is blinded by anger or hatred is driven to when being wrong for something that he or she didn’t commit. It is based on the old saying ‘an eye for an eye principle’ and isn’t the best way to deal with conflicts, especially when it involves family members. In William Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”, Laertes, Hamlet, and the younger Fortinbras all had thoughts of vengeance for the deaths of their fathers. Although they acted on their emotions, but their methods of doing so was entirely different. Because of this, only one out of the three rose to power, the other two, however failed and it led to their downfall. The heads of all families were each killed, two of the three eldest sons of each family died when exacting revenge for their father’s death, and the last son was the only one to live and rose to power. All three sons had one thing that they can relate to, their fathers were murdered. Their deaths not only affected them, but it enraged them. The people during this era in time, taking vengeance upon the murder of one’s father is part of the honor of a person’s family and had to be done without question. The three sons, all vowed to take revenge for their father’s death and acted upon this decision. Because of their actions, revenge is the most notable theme of Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”. Fortinbras took his revenge out properly and ended up rising to power, Laertes and Hamlet, however used force to
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