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In the play Hamlet William Shakespeare proposed two kinds of men Horatio is the character who represents a man of thought The other kind of man is represented by Fortinbras a man of action Hamlet is the character that manages to be both thought and action Hamlet failed to avenge his fathers death because he was both According to Shakespeare in the play Hamlet a man could not succeed if ge was both action and thought The most evident man of thought in the play was Horatio Horatio sees the world with the eyes of a scholar and views things in a logical manner Horatio sees the ghost and Hamlet says There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio Than are dreamt of in your philosophy 15166-168 This reveals Horatios attitude to the audience It shows that Horatio only believes in what scholars say Study is his only purpose I life He is admired and used by others for his knowledge The audience becomes aware of this admiration when the soldiers use Horatio the speak with the ghost Marcellus says Thou art a scholar speak to it Horatio 1142 The soldiers need Horatio because he is an educated man As a man of thought Horatio has a significant role in helping society Fortinbras is a man of action He takes action before he thinks about the consequences of his actions The king is making use of these characteristics when he says we have to writ to Norway uncle of young Fortinbras--Who impotent and bed-rid scarcely hears of his nephews purpose to suppress his further gait 1229-32 In this quote the king has stopped Fortinbras invasion of Denmark The king was able to do this because Fortinbras didnt consider what would happen if His uncle found out Another quotation showing Fortinbras action without thought is made by Hamlet Hamlet has just learned of the invasion of Poland led by
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