Unformatted text preview: /Â»\ ./\ Hamlet Name Lesson 11
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Blood Begets Blood
Chain of Revenge:
Claudius kills Hamlet. think~ Her father's Claudius plans Hamlet switch-
his brother, ing Claudius is death and to have the es Claudius' or-
' King Hamlet. behind the arâ€” Hamletâ€™s rejec- King of En- ders, and sends
ras, kills Polo~ tion of her drive gland kill Hamâ€” R and G to
nius. Ophelia to let, since the death in England.
madness and latter knows
suicide. too much. Once an act requiring vengeance is performed, a chain of reaction begins and continues in
a nearly infinite series, like a pebble thrown in a pond causes countless, ever-widening rip-
ples. The chain of vengeance is the underlying motif for feuds, literary and historical.
Feuds are not restricted to any one nationality or locale. Every race, nation, era experience
them. They are a part of our own contemporary scene as a look at newspapers and TV seri-
als will reveal. Your project now is to set up two chains of revenge, one using examples from litera-
ture other than Hamlet, the other, using examples from contemporary life. In the columns
below, list as many examples as you can find in each category. Select one sample from each category. draw and label a chain of revenge for each on the back of this paper. Literature Contemporary Lif e ...
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