In "Hamlet" is there any poetic justice in the manner which Claudius, Gertrude, and Laertes die?
Yes, there is. They all die as a result of their own conniving and scheming to take Hamlet down. The plan was only for Hamlet to die, not for anyone else to. Claudius and Laertes were the ones to come up with the plan; they were the ones to put poison on the blade and in the drinks. It was they alone that set up the circumstances that, in the end, lead to their own deaths. That is poetic justice right there. As for Gertrude , she was an innocent bystander and didn't have a direct hand in the conniving, and ends up being a victim to her new husband's...
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