Hamlet's Revenge and Madness
In Hamlet, revenge causes people to act blindly, rather than through reason. It is based on the principle of “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” In this play many different characters such as Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras do not follow the principle and are willing to do anything to avenge the deaths of their fathers. The character that is triggered the most and has a bigger impact is Hamlet. He is haunted by his father's death and decides to take action. After he encounters the ghost Hamlet becomes insane, starts hating women, and his obsession with death leads to avenging the death of his father.
When we first encounter Hamlet we discover that he has been wearing black clothes for a few months. This is when he starts becoming crazy because ordinary people would only wear black clothes for a couple of days, but Hamlet has been wearing black clothes for months. It seems that he cannot accept that his father has passed away. According to the author of Hamlet: Man in Black “Hamlet’s black is therefore the sign for an even deeper grief. He grieves not only for his father’s death and his mother’s unseemly and incestuous lust. Their decadence is only part of a greater decay. We learn that the whole kingdom is steeped in immorality, drunkenness, violence, war and vice” (Longenecker, par. 6). Through this observation, the audience discover that Hamlet was close to his dad and he is depressed. It seems like he is waiting for