How Does Shakespeare Use Revenge In Hamlet

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The Sweet Prince The heart is fragile. Especially Hamlet’s heart in the tragedy, Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Hamlet learns from his father’s wise ghost “But, howsoever thou pursuest this act,/ Taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive/ Against thy mother aught: leave her to heaven” (I.v. 91-93). Even after his father says this to him, Hamlet lets his vengeance take control over his actions. Revenge affects the heart and it pollutes people’s mind. Revenge is powerful and manipulative. Hamlet goes against the will of his father “Against thy mother aught: leave her to heaven” (I.v. 93). He decides rather to “speak {daggers} to her, but use none” (III.ii. 429). After searching for revenge for so long, he decides that his mother deserves harsh words that sends her into sadness. Even though he was given specific directions on how to deal with his mother, he went against his word because his feelings were overcoming his sense. Hamlet is hurt and he begins to take it out on the people that he cares for. His soul is becoming corrupted while he seeks his revenge.…show more content…
At first, he is hesitant and wants to be sure of his mission. Once he becomes sure that Claudius did indeed cause his father’s death, he becomes determined “...Now could I drink hot blood / And do such bitter business as the day” (III.ii.421-422). He thinks everything out so thoroughly that he won’t even risk fulfilling the revenge soon after Claudius has asked God for forgiveness. He wants him to rot in hell “A villain kills my father, and for that,/I, his sole son, do this villain send/ To heaven” (III.iii.81-83). His heart is becoming so dark and

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