• The public was told that Old Hamlet died of snakebite.
  • 70-71).Revenge is the driving force in Hamlet.
  • Hamlet is not a hero throughout most of the play.

Hamlet’s pretend craziness and rejection of love towards Ophelia drives her mad and results in the death of the both of them.

From this point of view, Hamlet is not completely a revenge tragedy.

Two months before the beginning of the play, the King Hamlet dies.

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Anger, though, is not truly an emotion. In its psychologically technical sense, anger refers to the to “get even with”—that is, to take revenge on—the of the hurt.

The need for revenge is also present in Fortinbras and Laertes.

Revenge tragedies are often closely tied to the real or feigned madness in the play.
At the end, Hamlet's fideism, a vague faith in God's ability tosort out the mess of this world without any morespecific religious dogma, is the kind of faith thatmany honest, thinking people have reached in our own day.


Upon Hamlet’s discovery of the act of treachery he wants his revenge.

But, these misdeeds of taking upon revenge may lead to serious consequences.
Hamlet is a tragedy and revenge play by William Shakespeare. It is one of his best-known works, one of the most-quoted writings in the English language and is universally included on lists of the world’s greatest books.

The loss of their loved ones caused these characters in Hamlet to take action.
Now, when Hamlet expresses regrets that he's not completed his revenge, he compares himself unfavorably to the PlayerKing (who has just recited a ridiculous, bombastic speech)and to Fortinbras (who is getting thousands of people killed forno good reason at all -- I first became interested in Shakespeareduring the Vietnam war).

Hamlet dies of wounds from the poisoned tipped sword Laertes used.

The line, “the general of our gracious empress,” has long been thought of referring to Essex and the Queen. On the other hand, Southampton’s title in Ireland also was “general” – General of the Horse. That the Chorus is referring to Southampton in the speech rather than to Essex is further supported by the last three lines:

Loving Hamlet, she cannot hate him or take revenge upon him.

As mentioned above, the Chorus’s speech in Act V contains a contemporary reference to the Earl of Essex’s military campaign in Ireland. Southampton accompanied Essex on that campaign, a fact that leads to the “new” thing I noticed.

He seeks revenge, eagerly conspiring with Claudius against Hamlet.

Shakespeare dedicated two long poems, , and to Southampton. Several biographers of Southampton (including and ) agree that Southampton is the Fair Youth (or “lovely boy”) in Shakespeare’s Sonnets.

Revenge is one strong theme that holds throughout “Hamlet”.

Under this interpretation, the Chorus is expressing the hope that Southampton returns victorious from Ireland to the same type of welcome that Henry V received when he returned from France.

First, in any person's life, acts of revenge are infrequent.

But the truth is that Hamlet has no opportunity to kill the king andthen justify his action, until the final disaster, when Laertes reveals "The king's to blame".