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Shakespeares Hamlet is a character that had all that a young man would want He was the son of a king and was in line for the throne He was also a very educated boy who was intelligent in all aspects of life When his father King Hamlet died he lost all of his promise through direct and indirect causes Hamlet had much potential to become an example of a heroic winner but his anger drove him to revenge and caused him to lose everything he could have become Hamlets anger was what catalyzed the events that would ultimately ruin his life When Hamlet learned of his fathers death he came home to find out his uncle Claudius had married his mother Gertrude This angered Hamlet even more than the fact that Claudius had taken his throne After meeting with his fathers ghost he learned that Claudius was the one who killed his father Hamlet wanted to make sure that the ghost was not one from the devil After finding out that the ghost was truly the ghost of his father Hamlet in his anger decides to seek revenge for his father and himself His seeking revenge became so great that it became an obsession that would ruin his heroic potential His obsession for revenge emerged through two different points his anger at Claudius and obeying his fathers command to seek revenge Hamlet thought is his enemy Fortinbras could come and seek revenge on Denmark with little army he could easily seek revenge on one man He lost his family and his love because of his tormented conscience of vengeance It began when he acted mad to plot his retaliation His actions made the King and Queen worry about him They thought his madness came from the death of his father but it was all an act This drew his family and his farther apart from each other It indirectly caused him to lose
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