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In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare the main theme is that followed through plans of revenge lead to tragedy Throughout the play several different people want revenge on somebody Hamlet the prince of Denmark wants revenge on the current King of his country his uncle who killed Hamlets father the original King in order to take the crown and marry the Queen When trying to revenge his father by killing his Uncle Hamlet accidentally kills Polonius the father of one of his best friends Laertes In turn Laertes wants to revenge his fathers death by killing Hamlet Hamlets fathers arch nemesis the King of Norway was killed by Hamlets father in battle The King of Norways son prince of Norway Fortinbras therefore wanted revenge on Denmark As the play begins Hamlet is in a grieving period over the death of his father What makes it worse is that only a few weeks after the horrible and untimely death Hamlets mother the Queen of Denmark remarries Hamlets uncle the deceased Kings brother Thrift Thrift Horatio The funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables Hamlet exclaimed to his best friend Horatio The funeral of his father and the wedding of his mother and uncle were so close together the leftover food from the funeral was used for the marriage Hamlet is visited by the ghost of his father who tells Hamlet that his uncle is the one who killed his father and that Hamlet should revenge his fathers death The serpent that did sting they fathers life now wears his crown said the Ghost who claimed to be Hamlets father The one who now wears the crown Hamlets uncle is the one who killed him Hamlet becomes filled with rage and decides that he must kill his uncle Unfortunately Hamlet thinks that his uncle is behind a curtain stabs through the curtain and kills a friend named Polonius who is the father of
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