The most prominent theme in the play Hamlet is revenge

The most prominent theme in the play Hamlet is revenge, the word itself appears in the text 16 times. Three of the main revenge plots in the play Hamlet are Hamlet’s aim to avenge his father by killing his Uncle, Laertes’ target to avenge the murder of his father by killing Hamlet’s and Prince Fortinbras’ wish to reclaim his father’s land.Shakespeare shows many different forms of revenge and ends with the question whether revenge is worth all the bloodshed. In Hamlet, Shakespeare uses Hamlet, Laertes, and Prince Fortinbras to demonstrate how revenge tends to destroy the person who attempts it.

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