Hamlet And Hamlet By William Shakespeare

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The play Hamlet written by Shakespeare, is a story about revenge and how multiple characters concur grief and stay loyal. Two characters that are very important in the play are Hamlet and Laertes. Hamlet’s father is Old King Hamlet, who supposedly dies of a snake bite. Now, Hamlet’s uncle is in charge. Since he is king, Claudius now has an advisor named Polonius. Polonius has two children named Laertes and Ophelia. Hamlet falls in love with Ophelia, causing bickering between him and Laertes. Even though both of the characters have a significant amount of things in common, many incidents cause them to be completely different. While Hamlet and Laertes both want revenge for their father’s death and die because of it, their love for Ophelia and the way they plot out their revenge are divergent. One of the most obvious examples of Hamlet and Laertes being similar, is how they both want to avenge their father 's’ deaths. Once both of them find out about the deaths, they immediately become angry. Shakespeare shows this when Hamlet says, “So uncle, there you are. Now to my word: It is ‘Adieu, adieu! Remember me.’ I have sworn’t” (1.5.113-17). This shows Hamlet’s fury and the drive to kill his uncle because the ghost tells him that Claudius has been the reason behind the incident. While Hamlet tries to plan out his revenge, he stabs Polonius thinking Claudius is there. After this happens, Laertes finds out and immediately wants payback for whoever has done the crime. Laertes then…
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