The Theme of Revenge in Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet by William Shakespeare is the play of a son, Hamlet, who seeks revenge for his father’s death cause by his uncle. The readers of this play are inclined to await for Hamlet to seek his revenge. Due to the circumstances Hamlet is inclined to feel lonely and asks if there is an after life. This is said through his sililoque in Act 3, Scene 1, “To be, or not to be: that is the question… Be all my sins remember’d” (II. 64-98). This silioque tends to give it’s readers a feeling of suicide and to be empathetic towards the speaker.

In the sililoque “To be, or not to be” Hamlet wonders whether it is better to live with misery or die with uncertainty. Life is nothing but suffering and enduring fortune’s unfair blows. Suicide is the ultimate defense against life’s troubles. Suicide offers peaceful sleep; but what dreams may interrupt that sleep? Hamlet is afraid of the uncertain afterlife and those unknown nightmares that may be in store.

Death offers peace, but the dreaded unknown makes men too cowardly to commit suicide. Hamlet expresses a longing for an escape from this world to an another. It seems as if he fears that he has sinned because in the last lines he asks Ophelia to pray for him that all his sins be remembered by her. This sililoque conveys a truthful message to it’s readers of how a mans nature is. Hamlet tends to feel this way due to his father’s death, his mother remarrying within a month of his father’s death to his uncle whom is the King now. He also is Hamlet’s father’s murderer.

To begin this sililoque, Hamlet uses the support of a question. Then he answers by stating a few facts about his question. Hamlet’s uses a repitition of negative words such as “suffer” (1.65), “sling” (1. 66), “troubles” (1. 67), “heart-ache” (1. 70), “whips and scorns” (1. 78), and “despis’d love” (1. 80) to express how he feels about the society and it’s people as a whole. These words convey an empathetic gesture towards Hamlet because they implie that Hamlet has been through and is going through a depressed and sad time in his life.

To address the importance that death plays in Hamlet’s life, Shakespeare uses the repetition of the word “sleep” in lines 68, 69, 73, and 74. The word sleep is an indication to death, though shakespeare also uses the word “death” and “die” directly in lines 68, 72, and 74. To lighten the depressed and sad mood a little, Shakepeare uses the word “dream” in line 74, when instead the word nightmare could have easily ajusted properly.

The imagery that this sililoque creates is that of different epics and stories. The image that line 66 gives is that of the duel scenes for land between the cousins from the epic Mahabharat. The image that line 67 can be related to is to the epic The Odyssey. The scene were the ship is being swallowed by the underwater mouth, yet the travelers on the ship are persistent to continue seems to give the image of a person who “takes arms against a sea of troubles” (1. 67). The other images that are conveyed through this sililoque are that of a depressed person whom can not seem to find a way out of this state other that sleeping forever, dying.

Yet, even after death he thinks his soul will not rest in peace and he will have bad dreams, which all will feel like reality. This person seems to be hurt from not only family but also a lover. Hamlet uses such images to enable his audience to view how he really feels deep down. Hamlets feelings of being hurt from a loved one, Ophelia, are portryed in line 80″ despised love” and in lines 97-98 “The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons/ Be all my sins remember’d.” He feels hurt due to Ophelia turning down his proposal because of her status compared to that of his.

These feelings helped Hamlet his character develop in muturity and the understanding of how others feel. This is portrayed by how Hamlet waits for the right moment to kill King Claudius and how he insures his feelings whether the ghost he saw was telling the truth or a lie. This sililoque of Hamlet’s by Shakespeare is able to convey the true nature of a man and how he feels when hurt by loved ones. This sililoque contains a lot of pain that a person has endured over a period of only a few months.

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with MyhomeworkGeeks
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Business and administrative studies
Thank you
Customer 452773, March 19th, 2023
Leadership Studies
excellent job
Customer 452773, July 28th, 2023
Human Resources Management (HRM)
excellent, great job
Customer 452773, June 19th, 2023
Business and administrative studies
excellent work
Customer 452773, March 9th, 2023
thank you so much
Customer 452749, June 10th, 2021
Social Work and Human Services
Although it took 2 revisions I am satisfied but I did receive it late because of that.
Customer 452603, March 25th, 2021
Leadership Studies
excellent job as always
Customer 452773, September 2nd, 2023
Business and administrative studies
excellent job
Customer 452773, March 12th, 2023
Thank youuuu
Customer 452729, May 30th, 2021
Business and administrative studies
always perfect work and always completed early
Customer 452773, February 21st, 2023
Social Work and Human Services
Great work I would love to continue working with this writer thought out the 11 week course.
Customer 452667, May 30th, 2021
Business and administrative studies
Excellent work ,always done early
Customer 452773, February 21st, 2023
Customer reviews in total
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
Customers referred by a friend
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat

Sometimes it is hard to do all the work on your own

Let us help you get a good grade on your paper. Get professional help and free up your time for more important courses. Let us handle your;

  • Dissertations and Thesis
  • Essays
  • All Assignments

  • Research papers
  • Terms Papers
  • Online Classes
Live ChatWhatsApp