Loyalty Due to Love
Loyalty is a necessary quality to have a true relationship with friends, family and loved ones. Hamlet by William Shakespeare takes place in Denmark in Elsinore castle. Hamlet’s father has just passed away and Hamlet’s Uncle Claudius is now the new king and has married Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude. Hamlet is extremely upset over these events. Soon after his father’s ghost has come to see him telling him that Claudius has killed him with poison. The ghost tells Hamlet that he needs to take revenge on Claudius and kill him. Throughout the play Hamlet starts to act crazy and gets himself into a lot of trouble. Madness is all around Hamlet and in the end it ends up backfiring when Laertes wants to get revenge on Hamlet for killing his father, Polonius. The Queen, Laertes, Ophelia, Claudius and Hamlet all end up getting mixed up in the madness and end up dying. In Hamlet, William Shakespeare uses Hamlet, Laertes and Horatio to prove that loyalty will cause people to try to do anything to protect the ones they care about.
Hamlet is a loving character but he becomes crazy and delusional by the end the of the play. Hamlet loves his mother and father very much and would do anything to protect them, even though his father has passed away. Hamlet knows something is unusual about the marrying of his uncle and mother, but he cannot put his finger on it. When the ghost arrives he answers all of Hamlet’s questions and Hamlet shows how loyal he is to his father. Hamlet says “Haste me to know’t, that I, with wings as swift as meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge” (act 1.5, lines 35-37) Hamlet’s father, the ghost has now told him the real story of his death and how Claudius has poisoned him in his sleep. The ghost explains to Hamlet that he wants Hamlet to seek revenge on the new King. Hamlet tells his father that he will do whatever he wants him too and that he will acquire revenge no matter what. Hamlet shows his loyalty towards his...
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