Hamlet: The Ultimate Heist
Revenge is to a human, as is a cocoon to a caterpillar--it is a necessity. Revenge is defined as the action of inflicting harm or hurt on someone for an injury or wrongdoing suffered at their hands. In most of American history, revenge and the desire to become even with someone, has been a driving force in actions taken. Revenge is an effective deterrent against underserved violence to someone; however, it is inevitable by any human. This is clear in Shakesphere’s Hamlet.
For example, Claudius never thought that Hamlet would want to avenge his father’s death. Yet, that didn’t make Claudius hesitant in killing King Hamlet, just to marry his wife, so that he could become king. Hamlet extracted revenge on Claudius, and it was the most justifiable action in the play. Hamlet’s revenge served as an example for all pain that can come about when someone decides to extract revenge on another human being. On the other hand, Claudius killed Hamlet’s father, inflicting the extreme desire to react. In William Shakesphere’s play, Shakesphere successfully proved that in order to be successful, revenge has to be planned out carefully. Hamlet wanted to inevitably prove that Claudius was guilty in killing his father.
The first act in the play, where we see hamlet delay his revenge on Claudius, is the scene where hamlet sees his father’s ghost who tells him that Claudius is solely responsible. Hamlet is extreme in his passion for wanting to kill Claudius, but does not kill him just then. Hamlet isn’t rash, but instead thinks things through, and realizes that he is not sure that the ghost is actually his father. Hamlet wants to be certain in knowing that Claudius killed his father, so that he will not be killing an innocent person. However, soon after Hamlet found out undoubtedly that Claudius killed his father, he chose an opportunity to kill him. However, the opportunity was lost when he found Claudius praying, confessing his sins, and...