Role of the Avenger in Hamlet

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Sometimes, people have similar goals, but they end up going about reaching those goals in different ways. This is the case in Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Hamlet, Laertes, and Fortinbras all have the same goal of avenging their fathers' deaths, which leads to some similarities in their actions, but because of each of the men's individual motives, they go about getting their revenge in very different ways.

Although the three men go about it different ways, they share the same goal of revenge, and therefore similarities exist. When they learn of their fathers' deaths, each one of them immediately decides that something should be done. Hamlet and Fortinbras each begin to make a plan upon hearing of their fathers' deaths. Fortinbras and Hamlet are also delayed before they can carry out their plan. Fortinbras was delayed diplomatically, while Hamlet was forced to put off any action until he could find out the truth of his father's death. When first hearing that their fathers were dead, neither Hamlet nor Laertes knows the truth behind what went on. Hamlet believed that his father had been kille

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