Revenge Quotes From The Characters Of Hamlet

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The Revengeful Acts from the Characters of Hamlet In the William Shakespeare play – Hamlet, revenge is one of the main themes that is present within the play. Revenge is not evident in just one character but in numerous characters. These characters that want to seek revenge are Hamlet, Laertes and Fortinbras. Hamlet seeks revenge for his father’s death and so does Fortinbras and Laertes later on. Hamlet is confronted by a mysterious ghost and this ghost is the dead king, Hamlets father. The ghost wants to tell Hamlet something and Hamlet acknowledges it by saying, “Speak: I am bound to hear.”(Act 1, Scene 5, line 6). Hamlet listens and the ghost replies, “So art thou to revenge, when thou shart hear.” (Act 1, scene 5, line 7). The ghost wants Hamlet to take revenge for his father’s murder and avenge him so he can go to heaven. Hamlet promises to take revenge but wants to hear the ghosts story, with revenge to follow, “Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge.” (Act 1, scene 5, line 29-31). Hamlet founds out that it was his stepfather and the current king, Claudius, who killed his father.…show more content…
Claudius is indeed guilty and is rattled. The king wonders off into a room and pleads guilty to God, who is on top of the Chain of Being. Hamlet sees this as an opportunity to take revenge, but does not kill Claudius because if he kills Claudius while he is praying he will go to heaven and Hamlet wants him to go to hell, “Now might I do it pat, now he is praying and now I’ll do’t and so he goes to heaven and so I am revenged.” (Act 3, Scene 3, line
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