Revenge By William Shakespeare 's Hamlet Essay

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Although many aspects of revenge resemble the concept of justice, revenge connotes a more injurious and punitive focus as opposed to a harmonious and restorative one. Mahatma Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye would make the world blind”. Revenge is a common feeling most people feel, when someone has done them wrong. But in the end revenge usually doesn 't pay off. Seeking revenge really won 't make anything better; it will only make things worse. The best way to get revenge is to move on and remember what goes around comes around. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet recounts the acts of vengeance taken by Prince Hamlet regarding his father’s murder. The course of Hamlet’s emotions, ranging from grief to feigned madness, is vividly portrayed with soliloquy. Hamlet grieves his father’s death and shows disappointment at his mother, Gertrude’s, incestuous marriage with his father’s murderer, whom is also his uncle leads to a journey of revenge. Revenge often clouds judgment when blinded by rage by loss of a loved one and disloyalties that lie between friendships. The ghost of King Hamlet sought revenge from Hamlet for his death by his brother, Claudius. Ghost Hamlet says, “’Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard, / A serpent stung me – so the whole ear of Denmark / Is by a forged process of my death / Rankly abus’d – but know, thou noble youth, / The serpent that did sting thy father’s life / Now wears his crown” (Shakespeare 1.5.35-40). It is until now that Hamlet is filled with…

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