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During the time of the Elizabethan theater plays about revenge were very common and a regular convention was formed on what aspects should be put into a typical revenge tragedy In revenge tragedies a crime is committed and for various reason laws and justice cannot punish the crime so the individuals go through with the revenge in spite of everything The play Hamlet written by William Shakespeare closely follows the dramatic guidelines in Elizabethan theater The characters of Hamlet and Laertes both seek retribution for the unlawful killing of their fathers Although both Hamlet and Laertes love their fathers and Ophelia Hamlets revenge for his fathers murder is plagued with uncertainty whereas Laertes revenge for his fathers murder is predictable and to the point Both Hamlet and Laertes are alike in the fact that both love and respect their fathers deeply Hamlets respect for his father is demonstrated by the way he speaks of him See what grace was seated on his brow Hyperions curls in the front of Jove himself An eye like Mars to threaten and command A station like the heralds Mercury New-lighted on a heaven-kissing hill A combination and a form indeed Where every god did seem to set his seal To give the world assurance of a man III iv 65-72 Hamlet idolizes his father and compares his nobility and grace to that of a god Moreover Hamlet shows the great love he has for his father in his disgust for his mothers conduct after his fathers death A combination and a form indeed Where every god did seem to set his seal To give the world assurance of a man This was your husband Look you now what follows Here is your husband like a mildewed ear Blasting his wholesome brother Have you eyes III iv 70-75 Through many soliloquies he analyses to great lengths why she betrayed the memory of her first husband by
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