Essay Analysis Of ' Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet '

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He advanced despite the warnings of his advisors. His greed for more land and power had completely overtaken him at that point, dominating his mind at every turn. Unbeknownst to him, his plan stretched the capacity of his army too far. He is captured by the Allied army and killed. This is the story of how the devised plan of a notorious Fascist leader, Benito Mussolini, caused his own assassination. However, Mussolini is not a lone wolf in terms of familiarity with the concept that one’s own plan can pave the path to one’s ruination. Parallels can be drawn to many individuals over the course of human history who have become the unwilling collateral damage of their own plans. A well-known example that demonstrates this concept is, of course, Shakespeare’s famous play, Hamlet. In Hamlet, three paragons of “the enginer hoist[ed] with his own petar” (III, iv, 206-207) include Laertes, Polonius, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

Laertes’ plan to kill his father’s murderer, Hamlet, inadverently leads to his demise and death. Laertes, being the foil to Hamlet, is a man of action. He is an individual who lives by the mantra, “do now and ask questions later”. The second that Laertes learns that Hamlet is responsible for the death of his father, Polonius, Laertes becomes determined and rushes back to Elsinore to avenge Polonius’ death and end Hamlet’s life. When he reaches the castle, he finds Ophelia in a state of distraught and insanity because of the death of her father. The…

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