The Vow of Revenge

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Hamlet completely revolves around revenge. Revenge is getting payback for something that affected oneself. Hamlet wants revenge of Claudius for killing his father, and Laertes wants to seek revenge on hamlet for killing his. Revenge in the story pushes the plot forward as Hamlet tries to kill Claudius throughout the whole novel, which causes many tragedies. Vengeance causes the characters in Hamlet to act blindly through anger and emotion, rather than through reason leading to the massacre of the entire family.
“Revenge is foul in most natural murder” (Act1 Scene 5.) Hamlet’s father comes back to earth as a ghost to inform him the true reason of his death; he was murdered by Claudius, his brother. Claudius since the very beginning has already exacted revenge against his brother, King Hamlet, but not only that he also usurped King Hamlet’s throne and has won the love and affection of Gertrude. Gertrude is careless about her husband’s death for she is a cruel and heartless woman for marrying another too soon. This sets of an unstoppable chain reaction until the end of the play. Hamle...
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