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final essay hamlet - Marlene Blandino AP English RED Like...

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Marlene Blandino AP English RED Like Hamlet, Laertes and Fortinbras are sons confronted with a father's death. To what extent do they function as foils to Hamlet? What do they have in common and how do they differ, especially related to their motives and methods for getting revenge? In Shakespeare's book, Hamlet, is full of many revenge and vengeance situations. Revenge can be converted in an endless cycle, which is well shown by Hamlet, Laertes and Fortinbras's desire of avenge their respective fathers. Hamlet wanted to kill Claudius, his uncle because he was the one responsible for King Claudius, Hamlet's father, death. Laertes felt the need of avenge his father's death by killing Hamlet. Fortinbras wanted to get back the lands that his father lost. Laertes, Fortinbras and Hamlet have the same trigger for their revenge, but have different purposes and ways of making them. Laertes and Hamlet have many similaties. Both Hamlet and Laertes are looking to avenge their father's deaths, but the time spent on this is considerably different. Hamlet at first had an indecision because he didn't know if really his uncle was the murderer and if the ghost was really his
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