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Essay | Hamlet Revenge Morality

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Hamlet Revenge Morality

Summary: The theme of revenge is present throughout William Shakespeare's play "Hamlet," and three of the play's characters display Shakespeare's view on the morality of revenge. Hamlet's desire for revenge is tempered by his desire to take revenge on the right person, in the right way; Laertes and Fortinbras, however, seek immediate revenge and do not consider what is morally right.
The play Hamlet is one of Shakespeare's, well known plays. By examining the characters Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras, one can see that Shakespeare sees revenge as a natural human emotion.

Throughout the play Hamlet thinks about the moral aspect of revenge, and as a result his revenge is delayed. Morality is a system of ideas of right and wrong conduct, and is a factor in Hamlet's revenge. When Hamlet sees King Claudius praying he is held back by his moral considerations. This is seen when he goes to kill King Claudius and says, "Now might I do it pat, now he is praying;...That should be scanned" ( ). Here Hamlet shows how he wants revenge, but also shows how he is thinking too much. When Claudius is praying Hamlet holds back on revenge, because he believes it will not be worth it. He believes if he kills King...

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