Hamlet, a tragedy by William Shakespeare tells the story of a young man named Hamlet. His fragile idealism shattered by his father's brutal death causes him to lose faith in humanity. When his late father's phantom visits him, he persuades Hamlet to take revenge against his uncle Claudius; his father's true killer. Hamlet acts as if he's mad, and in his so-called unrest full stage he devises his plan to take revenge. Throughout the play the death of a character becomes a frequent event. Although most people lose their lives because of their own self-centered wrong -doing, there are a few whose death is caused by manipulation and deceit. In this case it is the Family of Polonius. Contrary to popular belief, the tragedy of Hamlet is not about him, nor of his family. It is however the tragic fate of Polonius' family because their deaths were not the consequences of their own sinful actions rather by the innocent involvement in the schemes of Claudius and Hamlet. Although some may say that Polonius deserved his death because of his sneaky style. Even though all he was really doing was following the King's preference. Polonius was slained by Hamlet after having been mistaken for the King. The next to die is Ophelia, she, is entirely controlled by Hamlet and the King, for their own selfish reasons. She killed herself after knowledge of her fathers' death. Last to die was Laertes, it is easily seen how Laertes, in the heat of his anger could conspire to murder, though he kills Hamlet he is avenging his fathers' death, an act, with reference to the moral climate of the 1600's. Therefore it is overlooked. Laertes in his attempt to kill loses his life by the very poison that was to kill his enemy. Hamlet dies on a poison tipped sword, but not till he has killed Claudius and ridded Elsinore of its plague. Shakespeare utilizes, character, plot and setting to create a mood of disgust and the theme of proper revenge.