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Revenge Revenge causes one to act blindly through anger rather than through reason It is based on the principle of an eye for an eye but this principle is not always an intelligent theory to live by Young Fortinbras Laertes and Hamlet were all looking to avenge the deaths of their fathers They all acted on emotion and this led to the downfall of two and the rise to power of one 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 revenge is a major theme in the Tragedy of Hamlet There were three major families in the Tragedy of Hamlet These were the family of King Fortinbras the family of Polonius and the family of King Hamlet The heads of each of these families are all slaughtered within the play Fortinbras King of Norway was killed by King Hamlet slain by sword during a man to man battle our valiant Hamlet-for so this side of our known world esteemd him-did slay this Fortinbras This entitled King Hamlet to the land that was possessed by Fortinbras because it was written in a seald compact Polonius was an advisor to the King and father to Laertes and Ophelia He was nosy and arrogant and he did not trust his children He was killed by Young Hamlet while he was eves dropping on a conversation between Hamlet and his mother How now A rat Dead for a ducat dead King Hamlet was the King of Denmark and Hamlets father He had killed King Fortinbras only to be killed by his brother Claudius My offense is rank it smells to heaven A brothers murder Each of these events effected the sons of the deceased in the same way it enraged them
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