In Hamlet, William Shakespeare uses different characters to create suspense throughout the play. The relationship between the characters develop conflict throughout the play keeping the reader wondering what is to happen in the following scene. Although these two men have diversity from each other they hold similar characteristics that allow them to separate themselves from the rest of the characters in the play. Hamlet and Laertes illustrate this throughout the play and ultimately changes how
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of Polonius because he was royalty. Without the swordfight between Laertes and Hamlet, there would have been no poison for the Queen to drink, so she would have also lived. Both men were well educated, loyal to their family, seeking revenge on their fathers murderer and both loved Ophelia. But without Laertes the play would have taken on a different aspect and would not have had the twist and turns to keep the reader interested.