Edmund, who is supported and approved by Gloster and betrays him, and Edgar, who unjustly becomes a fugitive. Reynaldo, young man whom Polonius instructs and sends to Paris to observe and report on Laertes' conduct. We see one part of him, his revenge motive, in Laertes' action, and we see his pretended madness in Ophelia's piteous condition. At the end of the play, Hamlet kills both Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (indirectly Laertes and finally King Claudius before dying himself from a wound inflicted by Laertes. We react to their deaths with a sense of regret.
More than this, Hamlet's image is dimmed compared to those of his counterparts. In Act III, Scene III, King Claudius reveals his inner guilt and the knowledge that he cannot avoid God's judgment of him. Famous for the advise, "to thine own self be true (be true to yourself) and the advise to "Neither a borrower, nor a lender be in Act I, Scene III. Rosencrantz, Guildenstern: Courtiers to King Claudius, both these men grew up with Hamlet. Gertrude, Hamlet's mother, is at once a cause of Hamlet's pathos through her marriage to Hamlet's uncle and a glass through which we view something of Hamlet's family. The mirror is whole. Unlike Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (also Hamlet's.
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Her funeral is the location of a fight between Hamlet and Laertes that centers on which loved her more; Hamlet believes he did, resenting Laertes exaggerated emphasis of his sorrow. When news of Hamlet's madness circulate, Polonius is certain that his daughter Ophelia is responsible, having made Hamlet lovesick. There is no sense of waste in Claudius's death, no sense that this the Process of Cloning: A Threat Of A Master Race death could have been avoided, no arousal of "pity and fear" as there is in Hamlet's, Macbeth's, Othello's, Lear's and Romeo's and Juliet's deaths. Gertrude (Click the character infographic to download.) Poor Hamlet. He procrastinates, missing many opportunities to avenge his father, and acts when it is already too late. He's a moody and smart-alecky kid with suicidal tendencies. He fears no upsets until Act 3 unfolds. Hamlet only acts mad; Ophelia's madness is too real. Laertes: Polonius' son, Laertes is held in high esteem for his fencing skills. And he's exactly the kind of dad who's so embarrassing that you don't even want to bring. Voltimand, Cornelius, Osric and a Gentleman: Courtiers. After all, no matter what Hamlet does, the past cannot be undone.
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