Since the Heads of the three major families were each murdered, the eldest sons of these families swore vengeance, and two of the three sons died while exacting their acts of vengeance. In Hamlet, Shakespeare gives us many foils for Hamlet, the main character. In battle with Hamlet, Laertes is mortally wounded. Revenge can be interpreted as a separate character in Hamlet. One major foil is Ophelia. This, of course, happens just before Laertes fights with his dead sister's ex-boyfriend about who loved Ophelia the most. Laertes then kills Hamlet and inadvertently kills Gertrude and himself.
However, the way each chose to go about this varies greatly and gives insight into their characters and how they progress throughout the play. Hamlet, on the other hand, spends much of his time plotting how he will gain his revenge. Each characters father had a substantially high social class in their respective countries, which in turn gives them high social class as well. I tell thee, churlish priest, A minist'ring angel shall my sister be When thou liest howling. He refers to him as ¡§my lord¡¨ and there is no stichomythia between them. This line comes from Laertes when he realizes that Ophelia is mad and his claim that her madness motivates him to take revenge even more than any reasonable argument she could make if she were sane not only paints Laertes as a caring and compassionate brother but also further underscores his susceptibility to emotional rather than rational justification.
Revenge causes one to act blindly through anger, rather than through reason. He is proud of his son and his intelligence, yet he does not altogether trust this intelligence enough to let him use his own discretion in France. Hamlet chooses to show the King a play, very like that of Claudius' own murderous deed, in order to cause a reaction. This character is not a man of deep thought or fancy language but rather a pragmatist — a careful courtier more concerned with being correct than with emotional depth. Hamlet's character shows much discouragement, earnestness, and sensitivity towards his new found sorrows.
All three men seek revenge for the murder of their fathers. Revenge is an emotioneasily rationalised; one turn deserves another. Fathers often try to keep their strong figure as the head of the households and their love is usually implicit. Or is death just a part of loving your family? He counsels his sister to spurn the advances of her suitor, Prince. Odysseus finally comes to see Laertes after he has killed all the suitors competing for Penelope. Hamlet kills Polonius in a fit of rage, causing Ophelia to go mad and eventually kill herself, and Laertes to become enraged.
However, the way each chose to go about this varies greatly and gives insight into their characters and how they progress throughout the play. Fortnibra and Laertes also have to deal with the avenging their fathers' death. When he returns from school in France, he returns with a group of followers. Although Hamlet and Laertes are responsible for their actions in dealing with their grief, Claudius is the ultimate cause of the death throughout the castle. Big Brother: A little more than kin? This quotation suggests the existence of an interesting distinction between what is ¡¥natural¡¦ and what is ¡¥ honourable¡¦ ¡K here Laertes seems to be suggesting that while he may feel forgiveness for Hamlet, this feeling is not by itself enough to justify actual forgiveness. As the play unfolds, each young man.
Why is Laertes a foil to Hamlet? After the death of his father, Hamlet has no reason to point blame at anyone, as there is nothing to make him believe that his father was killed unjustly. Conscience and grace, to the profoundest pit! The audience witnesses this phenomenon in Shakespeare's Hamlet. The importance of Fortinbras and Laertes in the play is an issue much discussed, analysed and critiqued. Judging from the differences of the three men, it is obvious that they will each take different paths in dealing with the deaths of their fathers. But in so doing, all three rely more on emotion than thought, and take a verybig gamble, a gamble which eventually leads to the downfall and death of all butone of them. Hamlet and Fortinbras have lost their fathers to untimely deaths.
He is unaware of the possibility that Gertrude would drink from the chalice intended for Hamlet, or that Hamlet would cut him with the poisoned rapier. Hamlet finds himself grasping for an answer as whether to kill his uncle who has done his family and great injustice by killing his father and sleeping with the mother. Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of the day that I would get married; the most important moment would be walking down the aisle by the arm of my father. Summary In ' chambers, prepares to return to school in Paris. Marcellus joins Hamlet and tells himof his sightings. His state of depression and madness throughout most of the play may not be understood, but it can be tolerated.
Laertes has no need for revenge until Hamlet kills his father, and he finds out that his sister is dead. Though his uncle the current king of Norway diverts Fortinbras from attacking Denmark, in the end, prince Fortinbras helps himself to the Danish throne. However, this is a verydangerous theory to live by. . Young Fortinbras, Laertes, and Hamlet were all looking to avenge the deaths of their fathers, but they all had a very different way of conquering the object of their.