What is the nature of revenge?
Revenge is personal. REVENGE is a kind of wild justice; which the more man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out. For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong putteth the law out of office.
How does Shakespeare present Hamlet’s revenge?
Hamlet turns revenge tragedy on its head by taking away the usual obstacles to the hero’s vengeance. In a typical revenge tragedy like The Spanish Tragedy, the hero faces two obstacles: to find out who the murderers are, and then to get himself into a position where he can kill them.
What is revealed about human nature in Hamlet?
The play, Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, shows human nature to be greedy, self-involved and vengeful. Claudius is driven by his greed to commit murder. Knowingly or not, most humans, at one point or another, will be driven by greed. Most, however, will not have the determination and desperation that Claudius displays.
What is the main point of Hamlet?
It is Shakespeare’s longest play, with 30,557 words. Set in Denmark, the play depicts Prince Hamlet and his revenge against his uncle, Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet’s father in order to seize his throne and marry Hamlet’s mother.
What are the two major themes of Hamlet?
The Mystery of Death And, since death is both the cause and the consequence of revenge, it is intimately tied to the theme of revenge and justice—Claudius’s murder of King Hamlet initiates Hamlet’s quest for revenge, and Claudius’s death is the end of that quest.
What is the main conflict in Hamlet?
major conflict Hamlet feels a responsibility to avenge his father’s murder by his uncle Claudius, but Claudius is now the king and thus well protected. Moreover, Hamlet struggles with his doubts about whether he can trust the ghost and whether killing Claudius is the appropriate thing to do.
What caused the conflict between Hamlet and Laertes?
Laertes and Hamlet struggle in Ophelia’s grave which shows external conflict. Laertes is mad because his sister is dead, and Hamlet is mad because his love is died. Claudius concocts a new plan with Laertes. Laertes is mad at Hamlet now because he lost his father and sister from Hamlet’s actions.
Is Hamlet innocent or guilty?
Hamlet. In a sense, Hamlet is both guilty and not guilty when it comes to the murders of Claudius and Polonius. In a literal sense, technically he did kill both of these men although the word guilty can mean several things.
Would Hamlet have been king?
It is clear that Hamlet will never be King, though it is his right. Yes, there is talk of an election, but had Claudius pre-deceased Hamlet, Sr., and Hamlet Sr. died of natural causes, then Hamlet himself would have been next in line for the throne. In that case he was the natural heir.
Why would Hamlet make a good king?
Throughout the play, Hamlet has shown that he had all the qualities that would have made him a remarkable king. Hamlet was an intelligent, rational, clever person who had good morals. Hamlet had the chance to kill Claudius and seek his revenge but he stopped and thought rationally about what would happen if he did.
Why would Fortinbras make a good king?
After all of our research we have decided that Fortinbras is best fit to be the king of Denmark. He possesses all of the qualities necessary to be a good king. He is reliable, trustworthy, a good decision maker, and a leader while the other candidates only possess some of those traits.
Why does Fortinbras want to attack Denmark?
If Fortinbras wants to avenge his father’s death, why doesn’t he just go to attack Denmark? Young Fortinbras attacks Poland to regain some of his father’s honor because his uncle, the current king of Norway, has forbidden him to attack Denmark, as he had planned to do.
What is ironic about Fortinbras become king?
Fortinbras recognizes the irony of this when he comments that “it is with sorrow that I embrace my fortune.” His first act as king is to give Hamlet the funeral dignity he deserves and thus Fortinbras’s presence provides a proper sense of closure to a play that ends in so many deaths.