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Similarities And Differences Between Hamlet And Laertes

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Even though Hamlet and Laertes come from different worlds they have a lot of similarities and differences. On one side they are similar because they both want to get revenge for their father’s deaths, they both have a strong love for Ophelia and they both are very loyal sons to their fathers. But on the other hand they are very different because Hamlet is more of a thinker than a doer and Laertes is more of a doer. Hamlet is a very moody character while Laertes is very passionate about everything he does. The Differences between Hamlet and Laertes are striking, and they deserve thorough examination. At the beginning of Hamlet, Hamlet has many characteristics such as he is more of a thinker than a doer, he is very bitter, Hamlet is very depressed and suicidal. Hamlet is more of a thinker than a doer because Hamlet has a lot of soliloquies throughout the play explaining his thoughts about everything (act 1 scene 2). He is also very bitter through the play towards his mother and new stepfather because he knows how his father died. Also he doesn’t approve of how fast his mom moved on from his father and onto his uncle. “Queen: the lady does protest too much, I think. Hamlet: Oh, but she’ll keep her word”(act 3 scene 2). Also Hamlet is very Depressed and suicidal at the beginning of the play because he’s whole life is falling apart. “oh , that this too, too solid flesh would melt, thaw and turn into dew!”(act 1 scene 2). Another example is “I have lost all of my happiness,
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