What Role Does Revenge Play In The Elizabethan Era

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The play “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare is a good example of a standard theater taken place in Elizabethan Era. Everything that happens in a play happens at a theater in the Elizabethan Era. The main points in Elizabethan Era theaters focus on are revenge tragedies in their play. In the theaters, crime is committed and there is no justice. The crime is usually against a family member. The protagonist in the play always seeks revenge and at point during the revenge they have a doubt feeling. The person seeking revenge either dies when the task is completed or in the process of completing the task. There’s always some type of ghost that convinces the protagonist to seek revenge. The main character also have soliloquies, they need to have a relationship with the audience. Hamlet…show more content…
The Ghost was explaining to Hamlet that he was murdered by Claudius. Claudius poured poison in Hamlet’s father ear. Claudius is the King of Denmark, and Hamlet’s uncle. The Ghost wants revenge on Claudius and Hamlet didn’t know what to do. At first, Hamlet didn’t want to do it because he didn’t believe it, so the Ghost kept flooding thoughts in his head until he agrees with it. He agreed with the plan to seek revenge. This was one example on how there is a ghost persuading the protagonist to get revenge for a crime against a family member in the Elizabethan Era. Hamlet has many different soliloquies throughout the play. A soliloquy is speaking out loud of your thoughts. In Act three, the most common, popular soliloquy everyone knows is “to be, or not to be, that is the question”. Hamlet is thinking if he should go through with the revenge. He is also thinking if it would be better to leave how everything is at the moment and live life. Hamlet wants to let the audience know what he is thinking in all the soliloquies. This is also another example of how the main character has a connection with the audience in the Elizabethan

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