William Shakespeare 's Hamlet 's Revenge

1725 WordsMay 17, 20167 Pages
Thesis: Shakespeare 's portrayal of Hamlet 's revenge is not a worthy journey because he never finds his self worth, distracted between what will exemplify his purpose, and what will make him a failure in the memory of Denmark. Three quotes with analysis explaining thesis: Act 1 Scene 5 Ghost: “ But know, thou noble youth, Hamlet: “Oh My Prophetic Soul! My uncle?” The serpent that did sting thy father’s life Now wears his crown.” The beginning of the “call to adventure -J Campbell”, Hamlet is encountered with the vengeful act of murdering his uncle who killed his father. This is the first time that Hamlet is confronted with the controversial decision of the importance of self worth or the vengeful act for his deceased father. This shows the heightened passion and drive that Hamlet puts into the revenge on behalf of his father, putting the most important component to his success, self worth, second. Act 3 Scene 3 “And so I am revenged. That would be scanned. A villain kills my father: and for that, I, his sole son, do the same villain send to heaven.” This is the scene in Hamlet that King Claudius is kneeling before the lord, attempting to confess his sins. Hamlet comes into this scene unseen by Claudius, in which he attempts to murder Claudius, but doesn 't because he doesn 't want Claudius to go to heaven as a saved soul, he wants him to pay for his sins; to watch his murder. This is where Hamlet confirms that he will devise a plan to
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