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Hamlet In the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare proposed two kinds of men. Horatio is the character who represents a man of thought. The other kind of man is represented by Fortinbras, a man of action. Hamlet is the character that manages to be both, thought and action. Hamlet failed to avenge his father's death because he was both. According to Shakespeare in the play Hamlet, a man could not succeed if ge was both action …

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…as a man of thought. The man of action is Fortinbras who, unlike Horatio, acts without thinking as to the consequences of his actions. The main character of the play, Hamlet, was a man of both thought and action. Hamlet was a failure because he was both. In the play Hamlet, it is shown that it is okay to be a man of thought or a man of action, but to be both is counterproductive.