Thirst For Revenge In Hamlet

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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a play written by William Shakespeare. The play is about the death of a beloved father/king and a revengeful son.
In the opening Scene Act one, after learning about his father death Hamlet returns home to not only be fatherless but crownless as his uncle is now king and partnered with his mom. He was visited by this ghosts which we are suspecting to be the soul of his dead father. The ghost that is suspected in being Hamlets dead father states “But howsoever thou pursuest this act, Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive against thy mother aught.” (Act 1 Scene 5 86-90) The ghost is telling Hamlet to not take out all this anger and sadness upon his mother for his uncle’s actions. Claudius is the main
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At first his thirst for revenge makes him sound like a rabid animal who will do anything to kill. When Marcellus and Horatio first hear and see the ghost they tell Hamlet it’s all a fake and not to listen. That it could be some form of Satan. Hamlet explains that “Why, what should be the fear? I do not set my life in a pins fee.” (Act 1 Scene 4 70-71) This makes me seem that Hamlet does not value his life, but he takes into consideration in figuring out more about the ghost before killing Claudius. Using his smarts from school and life Hamlet starts to question his actions and what to do …show more content…
Hamlet returns home to find out Ophelia is dead and that they are about to bury her. Upon his return the King and Laertes set up a fencing match. Laertes versus hamlet. The plan seen from this was too kill Hamlet accidentally. Horatio, Hamlets friend warns him about this and hopes he will tell the king he’s un fit to fight but he doesn’t. This doesn’t happen mush as shown in other parts of the play Hamlet usually takes the short cuts out from his friend but doesn’t this time. Towards the end of the play Hamlets character begins to change. He believes more in fate and that if he dies he dies. He’s coming to terms with his actions. This conversation between friends is important because it shows that Hamlet is willing to kill now and is ready. He may actually be ready to get his

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