The Three Pairs Of Fathers And Sons In Hamlet

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Contrast the three pairs of fathers and sons in Hamlet There are three important families in the Tragedy of Hamlet. In the play, each son seeks revenge for their fathers to bring honor to their own family. Since the fathers of the three major families were each murdered by other family, it created hate in the minds of the sons. The three pairs of fathers and sons were from these three families: the family of King Fortinbras, the family of King Hamlet, and the family of Polonious. King Hamlet (Hamlets father) killed King Fortinbras (Fortinbras’s father) to capture the land he owned. Young Hamlet (King Hamlet’s son) killed Polonius (Laertes’s father) accidently, mostly misunderstanding him as King Claudius. These families were the most important…show more content…
“So excellent a king.” (Act 1, Scene 11, Line 149) this proves how much he wanted to be like him. Hamlet’s mother marriage with King Claudius, makes Hamlet upset because King Claudius was his father’s brother. “ Upon my secure hour thy uncle stole With juice of cursed hebona in a vial.” ( Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 61-62) Hamlet finds out that Claudius killed his father to take the throne when he talked with his father’s ghost. This gave reason to Hamlet to avenge his father’s death. Hamlet makes his first move against King Claudius by telling the actors to play a tragic play by which he can see King Claudius’s reaction. “Oh, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven. It has the eldest primal curse on it—a brother’s murder.” (Act 3, Scene 3, Lines 36-38). Claudius says these lines in despite of the play he has seen and drives him crazy. This is when we know he actually killed Hamlet’s father. He takes his revenge by killed Claudius in the end by poison knife and comits suicide unlike his father. “Give me the cup: let go, by heaven.” (Act 5, Scene 2, Lines 344). The contrast that he and his father had was that they both ended up

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