The Effects Of Revenge In Hamlet

analytical Essay
1162 words
1162 words

In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the actions done by Hamlet are driven on revenge. After his father’s murder the ghost of his father comes to Hamlet with a request. The ghost wants Hamlet to murder Claudius because he is responsible for his father’s death. Hamlet is clueless to the affects of revenge. He never stops to think about how revenge will not only himself but also those around him. Even without any knowledge of what revenge can do to a person Hamlet obliges to the ghost’s request. The outcome of Hamlet’s journey left me wondering does revenge do any good for either sides? My brother and I were never the siblings who showed endless love for each other. Whenever we spent time together it would always end with a fight. It …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how hamlet's actions are driven on revenge. the ghost wants him to murder claudius because he is responsible for his father’s death.
  • Narrates how their brother and i learned that revenge doesn't do any good for either side and ends negatively for both sides.
  • Opines that hamlet's quest for revenge had consequences for him and those around him that will last a lifetime.
  • Analyzes how hamlet's actions that were done for revenge caused more consequences than rewards. he was so consumed with revenge that he didn't think twice about putting his childhood friends to death.
  • Opines that revenge is a double-edged sword that does no good for either side.
  • Analyzes how hamlet's revenge caused almost all his relationships to go south. his revenge was a murder and involved multiple people.

In his eyes he may view the ending of his plan as a success, he accomplished what was asked from his father. Besides fulfilling his father’s final request he didn 't gain much from this. In reality his revenge left him blind to his actions and caused many consequences for him. When he was explaining his escape from England to Horatio he says, “Without debatement further, more or less, He should those bearers put to sudden death”(5.2.50-51). He was so consumed with revenge he didn’t think twice about putting his childhood friends to death. The consequence of his actions is death for his loved ones. Besides his childhood friends, he also directly murdered Polonius and is responsible for the death of his mother and his love interest, Ophelia. The main consequence for Hamlet was that revenge made him a new man. Before his began pursuing revenge he was madly in love with Ophelia. But later he just blows her off like he was never interested. He says, “This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof. I did love you once.”(3.1.124-125). Because Hamlet was changed by revenge, he started to have new relationships with people that were not the same as before. How does revenge affect …show more content…

He was only able to keep one good relationship, that was with Horatio. Hamlet’s revenge was drastically different than mine, his was a murder and it also involved multiple people. Personally revenge never affected my relationship with my brother negatively. Our back and forth revenge actually caused our relationship to strengthen

If you were to see my brother and I bickering at each other across the dinner table, you would have thought we hated each other. But this constant sibling rivalry actually caused me to become closer to him. It seemed that all this fighting became routine for us and we kind of started enjoying it. When he left for college I started to feel lonely in the house. There was nothing to do without him around, no fights and no arguments. My days started to feel empty.
But every time he would come back to visit we would reminisce of all the times we fought and it would only make us laugh. The last time I saw him was at his wedding last year and sure enough one of our conversations was a story about when we fought. Looking back at it, our back and forth revenge only caused our relationship to strengthen over time. I think relationships can go either way, they can either cause a relationship to become stronger or it can cause a relationship to be

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