Hamlet Revenge Essay
Revenge causes one to act blindly through anger, rather than through reason. It is based on the principle of an eye for an eye, but this principle is not always an intelligent theory to live by. In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Young Fortinbras, Laertes, and Hamlet were all looking to avenge the deaths of their fathers. They all acted on emotion, but the way the characters went about it was very different.
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only eventually killed them, but Laertes’ lack of thought also killed his partner in the conspiracy to kill Hamlet, King Claudius, which realized Hamlet’s revenge. All in all, many critics believe that the tragedy of Hamlet is when Shakespeare really developed the “thinking man” in the form of the character of Hamlet. However, neither Hamlet, nor Laertes for that matter, thought clearly or intelligently when plotting their revenge, and this led to their deaths.