Hamlet Act 1 Blog Question
Following today's fishbowl discussion of Hamlet and Claudius, consider the following connection: In Shakespeare's Macbeth, The King (Duncan) is murdered by Macbeth in order for Macbeth to take the throne and gain power. Macbeth's rule doesn't last, as everyone finds out how he gained power. One he is exposed as the murderer of the King, one of Duncan's sons avenges his father's death, and he takes the throne as the rightful heir. How does this situation relate to Hamlet? Do you think that Hamlet will follow through with the logical act of avenging his father's death, or will he continue to submit to fate? Do we see this same situation in modern day literature or entertainment (movies, TV, etc.)?