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The Meaning of Revenge

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Hamlet is a play about revenge. However, revenge is not achieved in a clean, satisfying way for Hamlet, and proves to be more complex than he anticipated.

What message does Shakespeare communicate about revenge in Hamlet?

A

That revenge is often complicated and difficult to accomplish, but immensely satisfying once achieved.

B

That revenge is a misguided and destructive pursuit, and leads to unforeseeable suffering and desolation.

C

That revenge is a destructive pursuit, but entirely necessary to restore balance in an otherwise senseless and chaotic world.

D

That the pursuit of revenge should not be delayed, because the longer one waits, the more complicated an enterprise revenge may become.

E

That revenge should be carefully planned and executed, with alternative plans in place to ensure its successful completion.