Loving Hamlet, she cannot hate him or take revenge upon him.

Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother, marries Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle after killing his brother.

He seeks revenge, eagerly conspiring with Claudius against Hamlet.

Since no human act can improve the world and all acts contribute to its continued beastliness, Schopenhauer said that the only argument against suicide as a praiseworthy course must be that continued suffering is praiseworthy in itself. If Hamlet rejects, at least as a means of saving mankind, the killing of the King, he refuses the alternative course through fear of damnation.

In Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Hamlet is seeking revenge against claudius for the murder of his father.

First, in any person's life, acts of revenge are infrequent.

Hamlet becomes a hero by keeping his revenge waiting until its expression serves other, more legitimate purposes.

5. The scene in which Hamlet stabs the man behind the curtain is a symbol for all acts of revenge.

Laertes (Polonius’ son) is similar to h[H]amlet in that they both want to revenge their fathers....

Not only does Claudius kill Hamlet’s father, the King, but he also proceeds to marry Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude, and to steal the crown from Hamlet, the rightful heir to his father....

The law of unintended consequences applies with special force to acts of revenge for three reasons.


Upon Hamlet’s discovery of the act of treachery he wants his revenge.

As this essay will explore, Hamlet stands the conventional revenge tragedy on its head, and uses the tensions created by this reversal of type to add depth to its characters and story....

Hamlet does have a flaw which causes his death.



8. Some commentators argue that the force of Hamlet's hatred of Claudius stemmed not from the fact that Claudius killed Hamlet's father but because Claudius has acted out Hamlet's own long-repressed Oedipal fantasy, i.e., to eliminate the father and marry the mother.

Revenge is one strong theme that holds throughout “Hamlet”.

Modeled after Shakespeare’s very own England, Hamlet’s Denmark is a place filled with spies and espionage where the ambitious, immoral, corrupt and unjust rise to power and revel in glory....

Revenge can be interpreted as a separate character in Hamlet.

Acts of revenge may result in the loss of something very dear to you.


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7. In addition to being characters that advance the plot, Polonius, Laertes and Ophelia are symbols.

The theme of revenge is depicted in many works of literature.

In Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark the main character Hamlet goes through a series of very unfortunate events throughout his life, and mostly negative things come out of them....

9. Why doesn't Ophelia take revenge on Hamlet for her father's death?

Hamlet moves through states of depression and procrastination as he is caught up in the aftermath of the murder of his father and the marriage of his mother to his uncle.