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Duty of the Offspring A Comparison Between Modern Society and Hamlet Shakespeare shows in Hamlet many relationships are based on emotional bonds which according to tradition should be strong and unquestionable The bonds of blood those of friendship and those of social position affect the relationships in this play Shakespeare shows that loyalty and familial devotion defined in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary as the fact or state of being ardently dedicated and loyal towards ones family 2003 have an enormous impact on a number of the main characters In Hamlet the duty of a child to a parent is of prime importance in any decision and the influences of this relationship contrast and compliment those of modern parent-child relationships Shakespeare shows that the desire to please ones father was an act of duty that would be unquestioned at the time In todays society many teenagers grapple with the fact of financial dependence on their parents in order to continue their education Although teens are encouraged by parents to explore every endeavour possible the teens will often find themselves sacrificing their personal goals of travelling around the world for a university education in order to maintain the ever so important financial stability and support received from their parents Ophelia and Laertes both relied on their father Polonius for financial and emotional stability This would often lead to the sacrifice of their desires in order to fulfil their duty to their father Laertes was an honourable and trusting son who obeyed his father unconditionally He had a great deal of respect and a sense of duty to make Polonius feel proud However Laertes was unaware of Polonius obsequious and mistrusting ways when he sent Reynaldo to spy on his son You shall do marvelous wisely good Reynaldo Before you visit him to make inquire Of his behaviour 213-5 Polonius had adopted a parenting style which was considerably different from that of todays parent Parents who are secure in
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