Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet ' Essay

1756 Words Oct 26th, 2014 8 Pages
Kellan Cupid
Theater
Aladren
11/14/14

As it is widely known, All of Shakespeare 's plays are either tragedies, comedies, and histories. It is also known that based on the type of play it is, Shakespearean plays end in either death or marriage. The one aspect of Shakespearean plays that is not predicted from the start is the theme of the play. Sometimes there may be more than one theme in a play but usually there is only one. The main theme of Hamlet is revenge. The theme of Hamlet is revenge because almost every character 's actions are fueled by some cause of revenge. Such characters are Claudius, Polonius, Laertes, Gertrude, Fortinbras and of course Hamlet.
When the topic of revenge is brought up, King Claudius’ name comes up only second to prince Hamlet himself. Claudius isn’t much of a person who gets revenge but more of a person who causes anger in people to get them to want revenge. He’s just that one troublemaker that unintentionally causes so many problems. His want of knowing what was wrong with Hamlet ultimately led to the death of Hamlet’s two best friends from his youth, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. In an attempt to escape the hatred and wrath of not only Laertes but also some newfound supporters of Laertes who wanted Claudius overthrown, he persuaded Laertes that it was Hamlet who was responsible for the death of Laertes’ sister and father. Although he was not lying and Hamlet is responsible for the death of his father and partially responsible for the death…

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