The Theme Of Revenge In John Marsden's Hamlet

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JOHN MARSDEN’S, HAMLET, SUGGESTS THAT REVENGE IS NEVER JUSTIFIED. DISCUSS.
Throughout John Marsden’s story of ‘Hamlet’, many examples of revenge are used. The novel pushes the reader to question whether revenge is ever justified. There are points where revenge could be justified, like when he tried to avenge his father after finding out he was murdered. But there were also points where it couldn’t be justified, Hamlet’s actions led to others who weren’t involved. Either hurting themselves or ending their life. His actions also impacted himself, which led to self-destruction.
>>> But there were also points where it couldn’t be justified, Hamlet’s actions led to others who weren’t involved to either hurt themselves or end their life.
The murder of his father led Hamlet to take revenge, hurting people that he didn’t (mean>intend?) to hurt. The suicidal death of Ophelia was one of Hamlet’s victims. “With a hoarse cry Hamlet ran his sword through the Paris’s shoulder… around the tapestry and saw Polonius.” (Pg. 126-127) He also committed the accidental murder of Polonius. Lewis B. Smedes once
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He has a reason to seek vengeance on those who were involved with the murder. Friedrich Nietzsche said “It is impossible to suffer without making someone pay for it, every complaint already contains revenge.” “If you ever loved your father, I call upon you now to take revenge.” (Pg.23).After Hamlet found out his father was murdered, he was unable to contain himself. His father left him with the task of avenging his foul murder. (He wanted to avenge his father, that he killed someone else who he thought was his father.)??? “Hamlet looked at her stupidly. ‘Is it the king? Is it the king? ... saw Polonius.” (Pg. 126-127) This shows that Hamlet would do anything to kill the murderer of his

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