Shakespeare demonstrates how rage emerges in many different forms. Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras bring the theme of revenge to life, revealing the complexity and richness of human feelings. Hamlets method of revenge is perhaps the poorest method of all. Hamlet, Laertes and Fortinbras seek retribution for the violent deaths of their fathers in different ways and for different reasons, but all three acts of revenge contribute to the theme that revenge is ultimately a pointless endeavor.
Revenge in Shakespeare's Hamlet In Hamlet, Shakespeare uses revenge as a major theme present throughout the work. Revenge plays a crucial role in the development of Fortinbras, Prince of Norway, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, and Laertes, son of Polonius.
How can the answer be improved? O, this is hire and salary, not revenge (Hamlet ), for Claudiuss dreadful offense. The reality is that Claudius cannot repent, as he is unwilling to give up his crown or his queen. When Laertes declares that the king is to blame, (Hamlet 5. 2. 274) reality and appearance finally meet.
Laertes want for revenge is accompanied by Claudius want to kill Hamlet, and therefore when Laertes acts upon his revenge, Hamlet also gets the opportunity to act upon his. Although Hamlet does eventually act upon his revenge, it takes him a great deal of time. When Claudius tells Laertes that Hamlet is responsible, Laertes swears he will have his revenge; Only Ill be revenged.
Most thoroughly for my father (IV, v, ). He immediately agrees to take part in the Kings plan to kill Hamlet. Revenge needs to be intertwined in character interactions, and have a strong hold on the driving force of the plot. The desires of Hamlet, Laertes, and young Fortinbras each exhibit how the plot of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare revolves entirely around revenge.