Hamlet, Part 8: Themes Assignment

Which theme is best supported by the passage? Revenge is ultimately self-defeating.
Which theme is best supported by the passage? Forgiveness can be more powerful than the desire for revenge.
Write two to three sentences summarizing how the play develops a theme related to the topic of revenge. Be sure to use objective language and include at least one example from the text. Hamlet explores the theme “The desire for revenge is destructive and ultimately pointless.” Even though Laertes is ultimately able to forgive Hamlet, Laertes dies in his quest for revenge. This shows both the destructiveness and the futility of trying to get revenge.

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