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Having to enter and act in the brutal world of his uncle Hamlet becomes a creature of that world To what extent is this an accurate assessment of the character of Hamlet by the end of the play Hamlet by the end of the play had become a creature of his uncles brutal world to a certain extent However he was only born into this nature through the visitation of his fathers ghost Hamlets knowledge of the murder and his fathers demand for revenge In this Shakespearian tragedy revenge is the main theme explored among many others and deflects the Elizabethan society its values and beliefs about revenge In Hamlets course of revenge Shakespeare juxtaposes him with the two characters Laertes and Fortinbras attempting to show the differences in achieving revenge revealing Hamlet as the weaker avenger Brutal refers to a person as being savagely or coarsely cruel merciless and harsh Hamlet was merciless particularly in killing Polonius Rosencrantz and Guildenstern However he was not savage or fierce nor was he severely cruel and harsh Claudius on the other hand was harsh merciless and savage going to any lengths to be in and stay in power by killing the king marrying the queen and plotting to kill through various means his largest threat Hamlet The Elizabethan society believed revenge to be a crime against the state and a sin against their Christian faith nonetheless Shakespeare used the idea of private revenge through the character of Hamlet as the revenge tragedy was popular with the audience due to its violence action and suspense Hamlet is a play that explores the nature and consequences of revenge I am very proud revengeful ambitious with more offences at my beck than I have thoughts to put them in Hamlet speaks to Ophelia of his sinfulness in desiring revenge for his fathers death and what is rightfully
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