Ha,Let Vs Leartes
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Laertes and Hamlet both display impulsive reactions when
angered. Once Laertes discovers his father has been murdered Laertes
immediately assumes the slayer is Claudius. A=! Conscience and grace,
to the profoundest pit! I dare damnation: to this point I stand, that
both worlds I give to negligence, let come what comes; only Ill be
revenged most thoroughly for my father.” Act 4 Scene 5 lines 128-134
provide insight into Laertess mind displaying his desire for revenge
at any cost. In contrast to Laertes speculation of his fathers
killer, Hamlet presumes the individual spying on his conversation with
Gertrude is Claudius(“Nay, I know not: is it the King?” Act 3, Scene 4
line 28). Consequently, Hamlet consumed with rage automatically
thrusts out attempting to kill Claudius, but instead strikes Polonius.
Hamlets and Laertess imprudent actions are incited by fury and
frustration. Sudden anger prompts both Hamlet and Laertes to act
spontaneously, giving little thought to the consequences of their
Hamlet and Laertes share a different but deep love and concern
for Ophelia. Before his departure for France Laertes provides
lengthy advice to Ophelia pertaining to her relationship with Hamlet.
Laertes voices his concern of Hamlets true intentions towards Ophelia
and advices her to be wary of Hamlets love. Laertes impresses upon
Ophelia, Hamlet is a prince who most likely will have an arranged
marriage. Hamlets strong love for Ophelia withers after she rejects
his affinity. Hamlets extensive love for Ophelia resulted in grave
suffering for Hamlet once his affection was rejected. Hamlets
appearance decays due to the rejection of his love for Ophelia(“Pale
as his shirt, his knees knocking each other” Act 2, Scene 1, line 82).
The loss of Ophelias love for Hamlet instigates Polonius into
believing it has caused Hamlet to revert to antic disposition. Once
Laertes learns of the death of his sister he is afflicted with
sadness. In the same way, Hamlet is shocked and enraged over Ophelias
demise. Both Hamlet and Laertes are so profoundly distressed at the
death of Ophelia they jump into her grave and fight each other.
Although Hamlet and Laertes despised one another, they both loved
Ophelia. Hamlet was infatuated with Ophelia which was obvious during
his constant anguish over her(in her rejection of Hamlet, and in her
death Hamlet suffered greatly). Laertes shared a strong brotherly love
for Ophelia which was evident in his advice to her. Laertes further
displayed his love for Ophelia during her funeral were he fought with
Hamlet and Laertes are similar in the way they associate with
their families. Laertes highly respects and loves his father Polonius.
Similarly, Hamlet holds a great respect for his dead father(Hamlet
compares his father to a sun god “Hyperion”). After the death of their
fathers, Hamlet and Laertes strive to seek revenge on the assassins.
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Ha,Let Vs Leartes