Essay Archive - Hamlet: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword
Hamlet: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword
It is commonly said that if you play too close with the fire, you are
going to get burned. This generally means that if you live a dangerous
lifestyle, then you will eventually falter and suffer the consequences. In
Shakespeare's Hamlet, there are many cases where characters are killed because
they lived a murderous lifestyle. Claudius murders his own brother and is then
murdered himself. Laertes kills Hamlet but is killed himself before Hamlet dies.
Hamlet murders Polonius and Laertes avenges his father by killing Hamlet. The
lives and deaths of these thr....