Hamlet 2

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Hamlet: Characters and plot Laertes and Hamlet both display impulsive reactions when angered. Once Laertes discovers his father has been murdered Laertes immediately assumes the slayer is Claudius. As a result of Laertesís speculation he instinctively moves to avenge Poloniusís death. "To hell, allegiance! vows, to the blackest devil! Conscience and grace, to the profoundest pit! I dare damnation: to this point I stand, that both worlds I give to negligence, let come …

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…his reaction to her rejection of him. In the same way, Laertes care and affection are revealed by his advice to his sister. The families of Laertes and Hamlet contain similar attributes. Hamlet and Laertes hold a high admiration for their fathers and are willing to even kill the king to enact revenge. Both characters exercise a dominating attitude towards females. In conclusion, although adversaries, Hamlet and Laertes share several characteristics which make them similar.