The Revenge Of William Shakespeare 's Hamlet Essay

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Sweet Sweet Revenge Hamlet, considered Shakespeare’s best play deals in a large part with the topic of revenge. The characters in the play do not simply worry about how they will get their revenge, but they also find doubts in their minds about whether seeking their revenge would serve a good purpose and also about what they should do if they don’t seek out their revenge. Although the main character Hamlet definitely deals with seeking his revenge on King Claudius, the support character Laertes also has to deal with seeking his revenge against Prince Hamlet. Laertes’ thirst for the blood of Prince Hamlet does not set in until later in the play after Hamlet kills his father Polonius. Soon after the death of his father, Laertes seems hell bound to do all in his ability to get his revenge saying to the King “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” (4.5. 151-4). In the time period that the play is based in, murder is a sin that is almost guaranteed to send one to hell or purgatory. The fact that Laertes dares to risk his eternal soul just to seek revenge shows the lengths that he is willing to go to get that revenge.
Laertes goes about getting his revenge to kill Hamlet in a very sneaky way plotting with the King, “This is but scratched withal. I’ll touch my point with this contagion, that, if I gall him slightly, it may be death” (4.7. 166-8).…

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