Essay on Hamlet 's Revenge For His Death

1348 Words Apr 29th, 2015 6 Pages
1.Sir Walter Scott’s quote, “Revenge, the sweetest morsel to the mouth that ever was cooked in hell” is heavily related to Hamlet. For example, when Hamlet is visited by the ghost of his father, it tells him that he was murdered by Claudius and Hamlet needs to seek revenge for his death. Hamlet is all about the seeking of revenge. In the play, Fortinbras and Laertes are also looking for revenge for the deaths of their fathers. Fortinbras and Laertes are active in their quest for revenge, but in the end, they do not get it. Hamlet, on the other hand, does get revenge for his father’s death. Scott’s quote represents all the situations these three characters had to go through in order to achieve their goal. They were all plagued with the sense of duty to their fathers and honoring their deaths. Sir Walter Scott’s quote is spot on with the concept of revenge in Hamlet.

2.Emily Dickinson once said, “Much madness is divinest sense when viewed with a discerning eye.” This quote relates to Hamlet because madness occurs in the play many times. For example, as part of his plan, Hamlet feigns madness so the other characters would not be aware of his plan for revenge. As he continues feigning madness Hamlet walks on a thin line between sanity and madness, not knowing what is real and what is not. In the play Hamlet seeing the ghost one time in the forest and then another time in Gertrude’s chambers shows signs of madness because in the forest, Hamlet and the others see the ghost,…

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