Hamlet theme #1

Hamlet theme #1 - engaged in real leadership of the...

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Morales Foils of Hamlet Foils are characters who sharply contrast another one. In Hamlet , the protagonist’s foils are Laertes and Fortinbras. Laertes is a foil for Hamlet - both care about Ophelia and lose their fathers. But while Hamlet is indecisive and introspective, Laertes is rash and impulsive. And Fortinbras is a foil for Hamlet because both lose their fathers and are princes of their respective nations. But while Hamlet is primarily concerned with internal affairs in Denmark, Fortinbras is
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Unformatted text preview: engaged in real leadership of the Norwegian armies and expands his country's territory. Lastly, Hamlet’s hesitation is his major flaw. It is not that he considers revenge wrong or that he is happy about Claudius's behavior. He knows that Claudius killed his father and deserves death. However, instead of swiftly avenging his father, Hamlet hesitates by contemplating about right and wrong as well as considering the purpose of one’s existence, resulting in Hamlet’s inactivity for revenge....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course SCHOLARS 1111 taught by Professor Mason during the Spring '11 term at GWU.

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