Is Revenge Ever Not Backfired? Essay

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Has revenge ever not backfired? Hamlet was written in the late 1500’s by William Shakespeare. It tells the story of a Prince who lost his father and has a hard time adapting to his new situations. Hamlet, the struggling Prince, must deal with the fact that his new father is his uncle, who killed his brother in order to seize the throne. In Hamlet, there is an internal conflict that a few of the characters struggle with. This internal conflict has to do with whether or not he should get revenge and how he should get revenge. Even though revenge has the connotation of rashness, it should be done with rational thought. Hamlet is able to think through his plan to his benefit, however Laertes and Claudius jump to their attack that ends with many casualties.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, has to decide whether he should avenge his father’s death and is worried that the commoners will turn on him if he decides against it. Prince Hamlet’s father was murdered while sleeping in the orchard, however the story that was told states he was bitten by a poisonous snake. The ghost of King Hamlets shares with his son the true story of his demise. He claims his brother, Claudius, poured poison down his ear. Once Hamlet hears this, his first thought is revenge, but takes a few days to think it through and to come to a conclusion. He concludes he should be concerned the Danish people will
“Pluck off my beard and blows in face,
Tweaks me by the nose, gives me the lie i’ the throat
As deep as to the…

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