Revenge And Violence In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Violence is a common act of causing harm to an individual. There are many types of violence that often occur from revenge. Revenge is a natural act that a person may take due to depression, the loss of someone close, financial and property issues and many other reasons. Eventually the aim is to bring the downfall of an individual through violence. It is the sea of emotions that distracts a person’s mind and commits them to make false actions. Revenge and violence is a common theme in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In Hamlet all three sons: Hamlet, Laertes and Fortinbras seek to avenge after the death of their fathers.

First, Hamlet decides to take revenge on Claudius after discovering his father’s death from his father’s ghost. It all starts
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Laertes returns home from Paris to avenge for his father’s death. At first he blames Claudius and has his men wait outside the guard door before charging through the gates to kill Claudius. However, Laertes finds out that Claudius wasn’t responsible for his father’s morality. He becomes furious and proclaims: “How came he dead? I’ll not be juggled with. To hell allegiance! Vows, to the blackest devil! Conscience and grace, to the profoundest pit! I dare damnation. To this point I stand That both the worlds I give to negligence. Let come what comes, only I’ll be revenged Most thoroughly for my father” (iv,v, 104-110). Laertes misses his father. He misses the guidance that his father used to give him and seems to feel as if he lost a best friend in his life. Just like Hamlet, he is also emotionally hurt. Claudius takes an advantage of Laertes feelings and blames Hamlet for Polonius death. Hence, Laertes becomes furious over Hamlet and sees him as an enemy in his eyes. It is human nature to take revenge when an individual loses a family member from murder. Laertes intentionally wants to take revenge for his father. Both Claudius and Laertes make a plan to kill Hamlet from a poison tipped sword. At end of the play, Laertes successfully gets take avenge for his father’s death though he also loses his life along with Hamlet. Hamlet’s mistake of killing Polonius caused Laertes to take revenge on

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