11 January 2013
Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras all have the same purpose in the play, and it’s to avenge their fathers. Hamlet is trying to avenge his father because his uncle had poisoned him to become king and take the thrown. Hamlet is also trying to avenge his father mainly because his mother thought it was fine to get with hamlets uncle little did she know that he had poisoned her husband. So now old Hamlets ghost is reappearing and telling hamlet to avenge him and kill his uncle. Laertes who had also had his controversy with hamlet is avenging his father’s Polonius’s death because hamlet had killed him. Although Hamlet and Laertes acted totally different about their father death, mainly because hamlet didn’t act quickly enough into avenging his father and Laertes acted immediately and got an army of 10,000 troops to invade the palace. When Hamlet had killed Polonius he had started a long time feud which had ultimately resulted in another death. Fortinbras, who had also had the courage to avenge his father because he had made a bet with old Hamlet and lost his life during the process and also lost some precious land, now Fortinbras will do whatever it takes to regain his father’s land back.
Fortinbras's father was killed by Hamlet's father 30 years earlier. Fortinbras is an evil coward who didn't try to recover the lost lands until after Hamlet Sr died. If Fortinbras had attacked while old King Hamlet was still alive, the old King might have challenged young Fortinbras to a personal duel. But young Fortinbras was a coward who preferred to send thousand of commoners to die for his rotten royal "honor." So after old King Hamlet finally died, young Fortinbras got together a army of thugs to go to war against Denmark, but was easily diverted to easier pickings in Poland. In Poland, Fortinbras sent 10,000 men to their graves for a worthless piece of land.
Laertes, when he thought King Claudius had...
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