Revenge And Violence In William Shakespeare's Hamlet

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In the tragedy Hamlet, William Shakespeare discusses his perspective on revenge and violence. He believes that these things lead to tragedy and death, such as senseless killings. This is due to everyone in the play, Hamlet, dying after Hamlet decided that he must seek justice for his father’s death and that he had to restore order to Denmark after everything has been moved asunder. Shakespeare explains his position on revenge and violence through the melancholy and tragic tale of Hamlet.
In the tragedy Hamlet, William Shakespeare creates a very thoughtful, but melancholy and gloomy protagonist that is uncertain on a plethora of issues, such as whether or not to commit suicide or to get revenge for his father’s death. In lines 57-61, Shakespeare
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In line 61, Shakespeare used a colon, while in line 65 he used a comma. This reveals how Hamlet believes that dying and sleeping are the same, in that there is no more pain felt when these things occur. In addition to this, Hamlet uses diction and provides an explanation as to why he contemplates on whether or not to commit suicide in line 84. The phrase, “Thus conscience does make cowards of us all” describes how Hamlet believes that he is a coward because he will not commit suicide and conveys both logic and thoughtful thinking in that his conscience is making him cower away from committing the act. In the same way, the subject of suicide is compared to a “native hue of resolution” in lines 85-86. This is fitting since people commit suicide in an attempt to stop their pain and “fix” the things that were going wrong in their lives. The statement, “the native hue of resolution/ Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,” supports Hamlet’s thought that having a conscience makes a coward out of people in that he says that the the simple thought of suicide is messed up (sicklied) with the thought of uncertainty