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Shakespeare includes characters in Hamlet who are obvious foils for Hamlet including most obviously Horatio Fortinbras Claudius and Laertes This essay will demonstrate compare and contrast Hamlet with each of these characters How they are alike how they are different and how does each character respond to the crisis with which he is faced Lastly how come the character of Hamlet is so complexHamlet and Horatio are best friends as we observe in the play Horatio takes his time to think things through rather than acting without thinking Which I think is why nothing tragic ever happened to him as of which he acts as a spectator Hamlet acts more on compulsion while Horatio stabilizes Hamlet from doing an action that he will eventually regret Horatio is the only loyal character in the novel he stuck to his word and made sure he was there for Hamlet Horatio prevented Hamlet from killing Claudius after he found out he had murdered his father He just surprised me because he was willing to drink the poison while Hamlet was dying and that showed how much of a loyal friend he was to Hamlet Hamlet on the other hand informs Horatio not do so because he wants him to tell his storyHamlet and Fortinbras both lost their fathers in the genesis of the play by the hand of someone different Fortinbras father was killed by Hamlets father in a war while Hamlets father was killed by Claudiuss bad intentions So they both seek revenge for the deaths of their fathers Fortinbras then reprimands Hamlet for his revenge because his father killed his father and in that case Fortinbras could have been the King of Norway So Fortinbras acts on his revenge which was to invade Poland Hamlet did not do much acting because all he did was postpone hesitate because he was focused on whether Claudius was the one who had murdered his father or notHamlet and Claudius
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