Discuss how Laertes and Ophelia deserve as much sympathy as Hamlet.
Laertes and Ophelia deserve as much sympathy as Hamlet. At first, Hamlet is the main victim (in addition to his father) in Claudius' plot. However, as Hamlet sets his plan for revenge into action, Polonius, Laertes, and Ophelia become victims as well. The result is that mental battle between Clauduis and Hamlet leads to Polonius' death, Ophelia's suicide, and Laertes' death.
Keep in mind that Hamlet loses his father. Hamlet's killing of Polonius is accidental (he thinks Polonius is Claudius),...