The Tragedy Of Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark, By William Shakespeare

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In the play of “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”, by William Shakespeare. Revenge was the cause of the characters in Hamlet to act recklessly through rage and emotions, in a certain degree of reason. This has been there core value of an eye for an eye; this is not the best way to deal with a problem. Fortinbras, Laertes, and Hamlet wanted nothing more than to avenge their father’s death. They acted on impulsive emotions that was determination by the need for revenge for the death of their father, this is what governed to the downfall of the two, and the rise of the power of the third. Since the obverse of the three major families were each murdered, the oldest sons of these families perceived it was their responsibility to take action to avenge their father’s death; this would bring honor and respect to their families but ultimately this was the departure of Laertes and Hamlet. The three major families in the tragedy of Hamlet. The family of the King Fortinbras, the family of Polonius, and then there was the family of King Hamlet. Fortinbras, King of Norway, was killed by King Hamlet; the slain by a sword during a man to man battle. “…Lost by his father, with all bonds of law, to our most valiant brother.” (Act 1, Scene 2; lines 24-25). King Hamlet is entitled to the land that was taken over by Fortinbras because it was printed in a secure compact. Polonius has been a confidant to the king, and was Laertes and Ophelia father. He was inquisitive and

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