I'm doing  an essay on: Is Hamlet's revenge justified? I've decided to say yes. Now in my tag sentence I dont understand how to go about my it. Any ideas?  After: In the play Hamlet by William...

I'm doing  an essay on: Is Hamlet's revenge justified? I've decided to say yes. Now in my tag sentence I dont understand how to go about my it. Any ideas?

 

After: In the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare,________________( What can i put?)

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William Delaney | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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...Prince Hamlet has promised his father's ghost that he will revenge "his foul and most unnatural murder," but later Hamlet seems to have some misgivings about whether he would be justified in assassinating his uncle King Claudius. I believe that the most bloody revenge would be entirely justified for the following reasons.

I suppose your essay would list the reasons that Claudius deserves to die. He committed murder. He is committing what Hamlet and his father consider adultery with Queen Gertrude. He stole the crown that should have been inherited by Hamlet himself.

No doubt you will have to mention that Hamlet is not entirely sure that the ghost he spoke to was really his father's ghost. The play within a play seems to dispel that doubt. Also, the audience has seen the ghost too and feels certain it is the ghost of Hamlet's father.

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