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Hamlet Theme Of Revenge

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Hamlet is the main character from one of William Shakespeare most famous plays “Hamlet”. The death of Hamlets father forces Hamlet to go into a state of regret, which eventually leads him to the need for revenge, and finally accomplishment. Regret helps hamlet drive to his goals of revenge in which he succeeds in the death of anyone that had killed his father, which eventually drives him to a state of accomplishment for a short period of time in which he avenges his father death, and the death of his uncle.

The regret of being away at boarding school is haunting Hamlet, as he was not their when his father had died or when his mother had married his uncle. Hamlet is Saying to himself “A little month, or ere those shoes were old. With which
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Hamlets fathers ghost comes to him and requested Hamlet TO, “Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder. Murder? Murder most foul, as in the best it is, But this most foul, strange, and unnatural. Haste me to know 't, that I, with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge.” (I.V.XXXI-XXXVII). Hamlet is showing how eager he is to avenge his fathers death, and he knows to kill Claudius the new king; in the back of Hamlets mind he still wants to avenge his mother for marrying Claudius. But at the same Hamlet has doubts about what he has been told by the ghost, “the spirit that I have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To 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. I 'll have grounds more relative than this. The play 's the thing wherein I 'll catch the conscience of the King” (II, II, DCXXVII- DCXXXIV). Hamlet is still having doubts on whether or not the ghost of his father is telling the truth or not, or if the ghost leaving him astray. To make sure that the ghost is telling him the truth hamlet makes a plan to trick his uncle through the use of a play. It turns out that Claudius was the one to kill his uncle, and make his…show more content…
In Hamlets first attempt he decides to kill uncle in the church, but decides not to as his uncle “is…. Praying and now I’ll do’t and s he goes to heaven…. So am I revenged [?] That would be scanned. A villain kills my father, and, for that, I, his sole son, do this same villain send to heaven. Oh, this is hire and salary, not revenge…. With all his crimes broad blown, as flush as May. And how his audit stands who knows save heaven?” (III, III, LXXIV- LXXXIV). Hamlet thinks about killing his uncle in a church, as he a clear chance of killing him but decides not. If he had killed Claudius inside the church, his sins would have been forgiven and Claudius would be sent to heaven. The second attempt that Hamlet made too end Claudius was to kill him while he was inside the bedroom with his mother. But Hamlet did not succeed instead he ended up killing Polonius, after killing Hamlet calmly says “As bad… as kill a king, and marry with his brother” (III, IV, XXIX). Hamlet is telling Gertrude that the act he has committed as my good mother, as killing a king and marrying his brother. By doing this Hamlet is trying to prove to his mother what she has done is wrong, and that she has betrayed her late husband. The final attempt that Hamlet makes to end Claudius, Hamlet was successful in doing so. Hamlet was able to use caution and his intelligence to take down Claudius by, “Here,
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