I really enjoyed that part of the play and that Shakespeare included that. He wants to avenge his father but he is not. He then shows great pleasure in the fact that he, himself, will be able to deal Hamlet a fatal blow in a fencing match. To me, Hamlet and Laertes were two feuding characters, much like many of the other characters present in the play. He wanted his uncle to suffer the same if not worse fate than his father. The function of Laertes in the play seems clear from all of this.
The scene begins with a confrontation between Gertrude and Hamlet. It is true that Hamlet possesses definable characteristics that, by shaping his behavior, contribute to his tragic fate. He spends too much time thinking about his actions and takes no immediate action without premeditative thought. He wants to avenge his father but he is not as active and incisive as. When Hamlet found out Claudius killed King Hamlet.
However, Hamlet's character is in constant change and even philosophical. Laertes sees things in black and white, and so, when Hamlet seduces Ophelia Laertes' sister , causing her to fall in love with him, Laertes exudes a sense of discomfort, angered by the way his sister is being treated. Hamlet feels the same way or he would not have put forwards Fortinbras' name as the next king of Denmark. The complexity and sheer ambiguity of Hamlet's mental state and erratic behavior is compelling and seems to speak to the play's overall atmosphere of uncertainty and doubt. The ultimate fates of these three characters describe how close each of them come to the good life. I agree that Hamlet is probably the most humane character, not acting to rashly. While Hamlet acts slowly and carefully, Laertes and Fortinbras seek their revenge with haste.
Hamlet, Fortinbras and Leartes are all very different people with different lives, but as these men interact in the play we learn that there are many circumstances surrounding them that mysteriously connect them. Through sharp contrast, a character foil enhances certain traits of a central character. Laertes certainly seems to act younger than Hamlet in his rash rush for revenge and the way he pushes tradition to the side by declaring that he would be willing to kill Hamlet in a church, compared to Hamlet who philosophizes about every angle. In order to gain full peace form of justice there must be an injustice. Hamlet is one of the most popular works of William Shakespeare and has served as an inspiration for many directors, who try to make a movie as close as possible to an original play while trying to maintain the main concept. Or is the ghost evil, trying to coerce him into killing Claudius? Examples gross as earth exhort me: Witness this army of such mass and charge Led by a delicate and tender prince, Whose spirit with divine ambition puff'd Makes mouths at the invisible event, Exposing what is mortal and unsure To all that fortune, death and danger dare, Even for an egg-shell.
For most, this happens through combat, such as the duel between Hamlet and Laerte, which kills them both. Another person whose virtue parallels that of Hamlet was Laertes, the son one of the Courtiers in Claudious's court. Hamlet feels that he hasn't done enough to avenge his father whereas Fortinbras commits himself in the fight. Sir, in this audience, Let my disclaiming from a purpos'd evil Free me so far in your most generous thoughts That I have shot my arrow o'er the house And hurt my brother. When Hamlet's father dies, there is at first a swirling of questions around his demise, but when the ghost of Hamlet's father demands revenge, Hamlet still wavers, waiting and waiting for just the right time to exact his vengeance on his uncle-turned-stepfather Claudius. In Laertes this revealed in his return to Ellisenore after his father's death.
When the ghost tells Hamlet how Claudius murdered him, Hamlet is infuriated and overtaken with feelings of responsibility to right the wrong that has been done; to murder Claudius. Hamlet and Laertes were reared with the same forms of schooling, and were taught to abide by the same ethics and morals. The next thing Hamlet hears is the one thing that will change his life and his view of things, and his view of life. The way they worked out these problems is how we see the action behind the men and are able to recognize the traits that influenced all characters in the play, not just the ones discussed here. Despite the death of most characters, the play is also considered a tragedy because a tragic hero is evident. Both of these men also share the trait of impulsiveness, achieving spontaneous reactions when angered.
Hamlet prince of Denmark can be greatly compared to Laertes son of a noble , and Fortinbras prince of Norway in the play. This is another aspect which sets him apart from Laertes, who is genuinely upset about his fathers death and rather than contemplating as to why Hamlet killed him, he is solely concerned with the fact that his father was killed. While Hamlet acts slowly and carefully, Laertes and Fortinbras seek their revenge with haste. The Queen has wed Hamlet's Uncle Claudius, the dead king's brother. To right what is wrong is the only focus that matters.
Perhaps the most important of those aspects is the impulse to seek out vengeance, and the effects different reactions to that impulse can have. Hamlet is intensional in his actions at first. At the castle Bernardo Marcella 's and Hamlet 's friend Horatio encounter a ghost that is the late King Hamlet. Those who have commented on the structure of Hamlet have all made the point that it is a play of contrasting situations, rather like a system of mirrors, in which the same problem is in turn reflected from different points of view. You have probably heard a people having family and internal problems before, but not like Hamlets problems. His language is erratic and wild, but beneath his mad-sounding words often lie acute observations that show the sane mind working bitterly beneath the surface. She did not want to accept these gifts because it would be immoral for her to take them from an immoral person.
Claudius must die, die, die. Hamlet, though he knows who murdered his father, hesitates to take direct action against the villain. Laertes feels charged to take revenge for the murder, but like Hamlet, he is hesitant to act. Shakespeare uses these minor characters to develop the background of major characters as well as use them to drive plot forward and help major characters grow. Hamlet, Laertes and Fortinbras relate in circumstance, however each man differs in their reactions to the death of their father. Hamlet, after learning that his father's death was a murder an. The contrast between Horatio, who can bear the buffets and rewards of fortune with equal thanks and self-control, and Hamlet, who is shaken to the core by circumstances and by the new career as avenger which is thrust on him, is extreme.