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In the play Hamlet Prince of Denmark a young prince is in search of the truth behind his fathers murder At first Hamlet sees the ghost of his deceased father and it tells him he was murdered by the now current king Hamlets Uncle Claudius Hamlet has to think about how he will get revenge for his fathers death but because his only knowledge came from a ghost that only Hamlet heard speak he is hesitant to get his revenge quickly Hamlet does everything he can to show others the truth he knows It is important to Hamlet that he gets revenge but he also wants to torment the king and show everyone the truth Hamlet knows his anger toward his Uncle may cause confusion in his judgement of the truth so he is hesitant to kill him right away Hamlet second-guesses himself throughout the play only to end up dying but not before he kills Claudius In Oedipus the king a child is born to a royal couple this king and queen want to know how their child will be in the future So they ask an oracle to tell them the future and it tells them he will kill his father and marry his mother They have the child taken away to be killed so they save themselves but instead the child ends up in a new castle and is raised by another couple as their own child They never tell Oedipus that he is not their own When Oedipus hears he is to kill his father and marry his mother he leaves his parents and searches for a new residence Except he meets up with a man on the road and kills him He then finds a castle that is being terrorized by a sphinx and answers the riddle it asks He then marries the Queen and rules over the kingdom In the end the city is threatened by a plague
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