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    In this study of revenge and revengers in two Elizabethan revenge tragedies the two plays I shall look at are Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, and The Revenger's Tragedy, by Thomas Middleton. I shall look first at the playwrights' handling of the characters of the revengers, and then at the treatment of the revengers by other characters in the plays. Although having similarities in their underlying themes, and in their adherence to conventions, these two plays present contrasting pictures of the

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    The use of thematic concepts such as women and justice within the play The Revenger’s Tragedy represents the social and literary context of England in the early 1600’s. In this way, it also ‘holds the mirror up to nature’ (Hamlet, Act III, Scene ii). The playwright, Tourneur , has used features and devices within the text to aid the representation of these themes, and apply them to its social and literary context. The Revenger’s Tragedy was written during the Elizabethan Era, specifically the Jacobean

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    because of the societal social norms that put everyone in a box, and usually not in a box they would like to be put in. Another reason for confusion are the way people are presented in media. In 2017, there is a movie coming out called Tomboy, A Revengers Tale. Starring Michelle Rodriguez as a male hitman turned female after a forced sex-change operation. Just typing out the premise of this film makes me want to scream. How can someone write this? How could someone okay this story? How is this movie

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    This struggle between these notions alludes to the fundamental tension in the culture of Denmark at the time brought upon by the Renaissance. Hamlet is partly drawn towards the ancient ethos of violent action due to his father’s legacy as a hero and revenger. However, Hamlet is also drawn towards religious existence, seeing the late Hamlet’s return as a ghost as a justification. The Christian notion of heroism sees Christ’s teachings of humility and meekness, therefore leading to Hamlet’s hesitation

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    Moreover; there are often ghosts or in the case of The Spanish Tragedy, revenge is personified that allow revenge to constantly be brought up. The ghosts or supernatural are what egg the revenger on. Although if we look at The Spanish Tragedy with revenge as being personified, he plays the chorus but never has any direct contact with people. Then, if we look at The Revenger’s Tragedy we see a comet that allows the Duke to see that revenge

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    character then usually had a period of doubt , where he tries to decide whether or not to go through with the revenge, which usually involves tough and complex planning. Other features that were typical were the appearance of a ghost, to get the revenger to go through with the deed. The

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    term hero warily, as the traditional hero of a revenge tragedy is one who would at first seem completely unsuited to a revenging role; Heironimo is portrayed as being too old, while Hamlet is seen as being too young. It can be generalised that the revenger starts off as being dissatisfied with the events have happened prior to the play, and it is an event within the play that catalyses his

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    Are the two malcontents of “Hamlet” and “Revenger’s tragedy” natural revengers and what other forces are at work in their psyche? In Elizabethan and early Jacobean eras, Revenge Tragedies presented the tragedies English playwrights adapted from Greeks and later Romans such as Seneca, highly demanded by the public. Traditionally the plot of the play hinge on political power, forbidden sexuality, family honor and private revenge, hence which both Hamlet and Revenger’s Tragedy are traditional forms

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    preexisting knowledge about types of characters. Specifically to the current scene, the audience could recognize Hamlet as the Revenger or Malcontent. The Revenger being outraged by some crime while the Malcontent is outraged by society at large and whose ‘discontent only death can cure’. Hamlet upset over about the current situation of his mother can for scene two not just fit a Revenger, he gives more than that, Hamlet can only be a true Malcontent. Hamlet being royal family has a status to uphold to fit

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    revealed by a ghost to someone closely connected with the victim, laying on him the responsibility to revenge the crime. The revenger is usually an outsider who lacks access to the criminal, who is at the centre of a completely corrupt court. Poison plays a large part and methods of killing are intricate, insidious and imaginative. The revenger dies at the end of the play, as

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