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Surname 1Name ProfessorCourse TitleDateThe Theme of Revenge in HamletHamletby Shakespeare is recognized as one of the masterpieces in the work of literatureand a play with many intertwined themes that are noted to be very significant for thedevelopment of the play. Hamletis a character in the story which exemplifies the intellectual ofShakespeare in his ability in expressing the awareness of human existence. The play was writtenin 1601 and termed to be one of the most famous works by the author. In the play, severalcharacters try to appeal their adversaries into their demise as revenge for any offense. The mostimportant them that help in the development of the play is the theme of revenge. Notably, thisplay is significantly based on the topic of revenge, which resulted in various deaths of innocentindividuals. The focus of the author is on the problems faced by Prince Hamlet who is portrayedto be elegant rather than of the evil deeds of his uncle (EM). Shakespeare explores the theme ofrevenge by revealing how human complication can affect its result through the character ofHamlet, Fortinbras, and Laertes (TH)The characters Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras share a common purpose which is to seekvengeance for the killing of their fathers (TS). Although their circumstances are similar, each oneof them reacts differently from the rest as a way to explore their revenge. Vengeance is noted tobe an unnecessary evil that causes a human being to act without a second thought due to anger.Markedly, it is set to conquer anyone who comes seeking for it. The author contributes to thereader's obligation of the play by efficiently conveying the subject of revenge through
Surname 2characterization and plot as well as in other literally techniques. Not only do the themes ofrevenge appear in many scenes but also has significant effects on the whole story (CSN).The revenge underlies in the lives of the three main characters namely, Hamlet, Laertes,and Fortinbras (TS). Hamlets revenge surfaces as he aims to avenge his father by killing hisuncle. Hamlet’s uncle is found to have murdered Hamlet’s father. Hamlets come to know thiswhen the spirit of his father visits him and tells him all that transpires leading to his death.Initially, Hamlet wants to confirm that what his father ghost told him was right before he takesrevenge and kills his uncle. Seemingly, he wishes to entangle the king by forcing him agree tohis actions. “He thought that by observing the reaction of the king he would be able to decidewhether he is the real murderer or not" (Haque 58) (TE). Thus, to ensure this is done, he haspeople who help him in acting out his father’s death in front of his uncle where they declare himguilty due to his reactions from the play that ensues. At this point, Hamlet affirms Claudius’guilty to Horatio, and this situation confirms to him that he must keep on with his plot to avengehis late father. It is significant to note the development of the play by the author is driven by the