Why Is Revenge Important In Hamlet

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Revenge’s Revenge Out of all the emotions a person can feel, pain is the most powerful. Pain causes clouded judgement and irrational decision making. In some cases, pain can lead to extreme anger which allows people to ache for revenge. Although revenge may seem like a logical and justifiable action, it can lead to a whole new level of conflict. In the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare creates a character who is so consumed in his pain and drive for revenge that he ultimately ruins his own life and the lives of many around him. Despite the fact that revenge is self satisfactory, it can lead to the destruction of personal relationships, and can unintentionally harm others if pursued. Although pursuing revenge may provide temporary release of anger, there will be many repercussions. After the deed is committed, one will find that many relationships may be ruined. The strive for revenge can easily destruct connections with people; in fact, being consumed in the concept of revenge may push people away and create a sense of loneliness. In Hamlet, Hamlet becomes so consumed in avenging his father’s death that he completely abandons and ruins relationships with his loved ones. As Hamlet carries out his plot for revenge, he begins to despise his …show more content…
Not only will it cause harm to the victim or the perpetrator, but revenge can ruin relationships and cause harm to people who are not initially involved. Yes, avenging a wrongful action can provide temporary relief from pain. However, revenge typically leads to even more destruction than what was there to begin with. In Hamlet’s case, he destroys connections with his mother and lover, and ultimately ruins lives of people who were not meant to be involved. The pursuit of revenge is consuming, but other ways to manage pain exist. In order to avoid destruction of relationships and other people, the smartest option is to avoid the temptation of

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