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Violence In Sherlock Holmes From The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes

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“Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another,”—Sherlock Holmes from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. What comes around goes around, and all wrongdoers will pay the price for their crimes. Sherlock’s continuously exposes the villain’s plans and identity with his investigation skills. According to him, the violence and felonies that criminals commit will always prompt their demise, and justice will instigate their punishments. In a world where so many evildoers and murderers exist, Sherlock cannot catch them all and make them atone for their crimes. In this case, natural order plays a grand part on bringing these felons to justice. Natural order has a way of restoring itself—specifically…show more content…
With this knowledge, Hamlet slowly acts upon it, starting by acting mad, which causes the King and Queen’s concern, as well as Polonius’ attention. Then, Hamlet decides to put on a play to determine reveal Claudius’ guilty conscience. He then is revealed to be guilty and Hamlet finally starts to act upon his revenge. Later on, he is talking with his mother and he believes Claudius is spying on them so he slaughters whoever was hiding—turning out to be Polonius. Therefore, Polonius’ son, Laertes seeks to kill Hamlet to avenge his father. Laertes then challenges Hamlet to a fencing duel in order to assassinate him. Laertes kills Hamlet, but Hamlet gets his revenge, killing Laertes and Claudius. In the end, all of the characters die to restore order, and the prince of Norway, Fortinbras, becomes the new king. The characters of Hamlet and their fated outcomes illustrate the nemesis and poetic justice that is served to an immense extent, demonstrating how evil will always pay from their…show more content…
Hamlet, despite being the hero of the tragedy, commits various actions that would consider him as a villainous character. When he learns of his fathers death, he acts mad and possibly even becomes truly mad. It prompts him to mistreat those around him—specifically important women in his life, his girlfriend Ophelia and his mother Gertrude. Firstly, when Hamlet is acting mad, he does not inform Ophelia of it, and treats her poorly. For instance, when Hamlet states, “Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder / of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I / could accuse me of such things that it were better my/ mother had not borne me” (3.1.121-23). He tells Ophelia that he doesn’t love her, which was cruel and uncalled for, even if Ophelia is not completely innocent in this situation as she is spying on him by her father’s orders. Furthermore, Hamlet’s misogyny continues as he disrespects his own mother, as he states, “She married—O most wicked speed! To post / With such dexterity to incestuous sheets” (1.2.156-57). Despite his uncle Claudius being half the relationship, he continues to solely blame his mother for the act. Hamlet continues to hurt others for no reason, disturbing natural order. Additionally, Hamlet murders people for no good reason. Firstly, he kills Polonius—someone