Almost every student have been studying Shakespeare's play "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark" and we must’ve already heard or read his Hamlet’s most famous line, “To be or not to be…” one might be asking himself/herself does Shakespeare have a moral message to impart to us readers? As for me who read and have seen the play, my answer would definitely be a yes. The message is that simple revenge does not justify taking action against another person, no matter how great the injury they have caused. Hamlet is not justified in killing Claudius until it is clear that Claudius corrupts everyone around him and that he needs to be removed for the good of the state. In modern society, revenge by individuals is not permitted because it would lead to break of the peace and cycles of retribution.
REVENGE, FIGHTING, and GRIEVING are three major phases of the play. Hamlet portrays these characteristics. He is grieving for his father’s just died and his mother still had the guts to marry someone for less than two months upon the death of his father. He wants to take revenge on Claudius who is the murderer and the root of every tragedy that happened to his family.
Revenge and fighting are not to be imitated. I cannot blame Hamlet for his feelings of vengeance towards his condition. In my own view of revenge I would do the same thing as what Hamlet wants to do for his father. Picturing out how much self-control Hamlet has to endure the pain till he eventually have the justice he wants right on his hands. How much more if this would happen to us, but on the other side, in simple things, simple problems, simple misunderstanding, we must not think that vengeance is the key. Every simple problem can be aided by a good talk or a proper reconciliation.