Hamlet Revenge Analysis

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Although many aspects of revenge stimulate the concept of integrity, revenge signifies a more destructive and vindictive focus as opposed to an amicable and restorative one. Mahatma Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye would make the world blind”. Revenge is a universal feeling most people sense, when someone has done them wrong. But in the end revenge usually does not benefit any party. Seeking revenge really won 't make anything better; it will only make things worse. The finest way to get revenge is to move on and remember what goes around comes around. William Shakespeare’s Hamlet depicts the acts of vengeance taken by Prince Hamlet regarding his father’s murder. The course of Hamlet’s emotions, differing from remorse to hysteria, is vividly…show more content…
Hamlet expresses, “The spirit that I have seen / May be a devil, and the devil hath power / T’assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps, / Out of my weakness and my melancholy, / As he is very potent with such spirits, / Abuses me to damn me” (2.2.585-90). With this doubt obscuring his mind, Hamlet seems completely unable to act. This indecision is somewhat settled in the form of the play. Hamlet comes up with the idea of the play that is similar to the events conveyed by the ghost about his murder to prove Claudius guilty or innocent. After the players performed the Mousetrap, Claudius is confounded with guilt, therefore; he begins to pray. Claudius beseeched, “My fault is past – but O, what form of prayer / Can serve my turn? ‘Forgive me my foul murder?’ / That cannot be, since I am still possess’d / Of those effects for which I did the murder – / My crown, mine own ambition, and my queen. / May one be pardon’d and retain th’offence” (3.3.51-56)? When Hamlet walked in on Claudius kneeling, he is indecisive by the thought of killing Claudius right then and there. By purifying himself with prayer, Hamlet feels that Claudius will not get the afterlife he deserves if he kills…show more content…
They are summoned by Claudius to keep an eye on Hamlet and report his every word and action. Hamlet assumes, “You were sent for, and / there is a kind of confession in your looks, which your / modesties have not craft enough to colour. I know the / good king and queen have sent for you” (2.2.274-77). Off the bat, he suspected betrayal and deception with his two former schoolmates. Hamlet seeks revenge on his fake friends once he figures out they brought him to England to be killed by Claudius’ orders. Hamlet wrote a letter saying, There’s letters seal’d, and my two schoolfellows, / Whom I will trust as I will adders fang’d – / they bear the mandate, they must sweep my way / And marshal me to knavery” (3.4.204-07). Readers have insight on how intelligent Hamlet is when Rosencrantz and Guildenstern approach him. His decisions are not only clouded with rage, but instead ruthless and
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