Revenge in Shakespeare´s Play Hamlet Essay

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Hamlet and Laertes both contribute to the play main theme, revenge. Both characters dearly loved their fathers, thats the reason for revenge. But, their love has been distorted and all they feel now is a need for revenge for their fathers’ deaths. But they cope with it differently. Hamlet knows who killed his father, but does not take immediate action. Laertes is a little unclear on who is responsible for his fathers death, but he takes immediate action to avenge him. "To hell, allegiance! vows, to the blackest devil! Conscience and grace, to the profoundest pit! I dare damnation: to this point I stand, that both worlds I give to negligence, let come what comes; only I'll be revenged most thoroughly for my father." Laertes Act 4 Scene 5.…show more content…
Hamlet and Laertes both contribute to the play main theme, revenge. Both characters dearly loved their fathers, thats the reason for revenge. But, their love has been distorted and all they feel now is a need for revenge for their fathers’ deaths. But they cope with it differently. Hamlet knows who killed his father, but does not take immediate action. Laertes is a little unclear on who is responsible for his fathers death, but he takes immediate action to avenge him. "To hell, allegiance! vows, to the blackest devil! Conscience and grace, to the profoundest pit! I dare damnation: to this point I stand, that both worlds I give to negligence, let come what comes; only I'll be revenged most thoroughly for my father." Laertes Act 4 Scene 5. Both Hamlet and Laertes love their father and seek revenge, but they have different responses to their fathers death. Hamlet and Laertes have different responses to their fathers death. Hamlet mourns for a couple of months, and is never really over it, then eventually goes insane. Then he procrastinates to revenge his father. He returns to Elsinore with a mob, threatening to overthrow Claudius if he does not explain his fathers murder. He questions nothing, and conspires with the King to kill Hamlet. Both Hamlet and Laertes love their family, and will go to all cost to protect them, including Ophelia. Hamlet and Laertes both have feelings for Ophelia. Being her brother Laertes openly expresses throughout
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