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Revenge: Hamlet’s Motivator A perfect picture: a King and Queen in love, an intelligent son worthy of becoming King, and a happy Nation, content with their rulers. It seems nothing could go wrong, until a tragedy occurs within the castle walls. This tragedy is so extreme that it breaks the whole royal family apart, and causes the young prince to go “mad.” Or does it? We begin Shakespeare’s Hamlet after the tragedy has …

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…so were all of his actions in this play. I do not think that anyone would ever pretend that he/she is crazy, to try and accomplish anything. Even though his intelligence controlled him, Hamlet’s overall quest for revenge was ultimately what got him killed. The lesson learned by Hamlet is that revenge is not to be taken lightly. When acted upon, this is one emotion that can definitely come back to harm you.