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Surname 1 Name Professor Course Title Date The Theme of Revenge in Hamlet Hamlet by Shakespeare is recognized as one of the masterpieces in the work of literature and a play with many intertwined themes that are noted to be very significant for the development of the play. Hamlet is a character in the story which exemplifies the intellectual of Shakespeare in his ability in expressing the awareness of human existence. The play was written in 1601 and termed to be one of the most famous works by the author. In the play, several characters try to appeal their adversaries into their demise as revenge for any offense. The most important them that help in the development of the play is the theme of revenge. Notably, this play is significantly based on the topic of revenge, which resulted in various deaths of innocent individuals. The focus of the author is on the problems faced by Prince Hamlet who is portrayed to be elegant rather than of the evil deeds of his uncle (EM). Shakespeare explores the theme of revenge by revealing how human complication can affect its result through the character of Hamlet, Fortinbras, and Laertes (TH) The characters Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras share a common purpose which is to seek vengeance for the killing of their fathers (TS). Although their circumstances are similar, each one of them reacts differently from the rest as a way to explore their revenge. Vengeance is noted to be 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 the reader's obligation of the play by efficiently conveying the subject of revenge through
Surname 2 characterization and plot as well as in other literally techniques. Not only do the themes of revenge 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 his uncle. Hamlet’s uncle is found to have murdered Hamlet’s father. Hamlets come to know this when 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 takes revenge and kills his uncle. Seemingly, he wishes to entangle the king by forcing him agree to his actions. “He thought that by observing the reaction of the king he would be able to decide whether he is the real murderer or not" (Haque 58) (TE). Thus, to ensure this is done, he has people who help him in acting out his father’s death in front of his uncle where they declare him guilty 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 avenge his late father. It is significant to note the development of the play by the author is driven by the

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