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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?


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


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


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


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


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

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