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  Laertes
Laertes, the son of Arcesius, was the king of Ithaca and the father of Odysseus.
According to some accounts, he was one of the Argonauts, and participated in the hunting of the Calydonian boar.
Near the end of his life, he was rejuvenated by Athena in order to take part in one final battle; he fought at his son's side against the relatives of the suitors who had been killed by Odysseus after they tried to usurp his kingdom and his wife.
www.pantheon.org /articles/l/laertes.html   (97 words)

  
 English: Hamlet vs. Laertes in the Play
Laertes voices his concern of Hamlet's true intentions towards Ophelia and advices her to be wary of Hamlet's love.
Laertes shared a strong brotherly love for Ophelia which was evident in his advice to her.
Laertes further displayed his love for Ophelia during her funeral were he fought with Hamlet.
www.cyberessays.com /English/197.htm   (821 words)

  
 The Odyssey - Book Twenty-Four - Detailed Version
The next morning Odysseus goes upcountry to the vineyard where his father, old King Laertes, labors like a peasant.
Odysseus, Telemachus, the loyal herdsmen, Laertes and the fieldhands arm themselves to meet the challenge.
Inspired by Athena, Laertes casts a lance through the helmet of Antinous' father, who falls to the ground in a clatter of armor.
www.mythweb.com /odyssey/book24.html   (400 words)

  
  Hamlet-Laertes Inheritance
Finally, Laertes closes the subject with what seems to be a somewhat contrite justification of his behavior (and by implication a disclaimer of any treasonous disloyalty to the crown) on the ground that he was only acting to protect his inheritance.
All that Laertes and the rest of the court saw then was the spectacle of Hamlet being consoled with doubtful sincerity by the man who had just deprived him of his inheritance, and thereby given him more than enough reason for prolonged melancholy.
Laertes probably mistaken in his appraisal of the facts, as he is time and again throughout the play.
www.shakespearefellowship.org /virtualclassroom/Law/burton-laertes.htm   (5093 words)

  
 Hamlet
Laertes voices his concern of Hamlet's true intentions towards Ophelia and advices her to be wary of Hamlet's love.
Laertes shared a strong brotherly love for Ophelia which was evident in his advice to her.
Laertes further displayed his love for Ophelia during her funeral were he fought with Hamlet.
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 Laertes and Hamlet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Laertes and Hamlet both set out to avenge the murders of their fathers but the circumstances were so different.
Laertes, in his outrage and saddness of losing his father and his sister who, due to her father's death and also the confusion of Hamlet's madness had gone crazy herself and eventually drown herself, he lashes out irrationally and goes after Hamlet right away with the help of King Claudius.
Laertes is simply out for blood right away and ends up regretting in the end his action and confessing to Hamlet what has been done.
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 LAERTES   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Later Laertes, thinking that Hamlet is guilty of his father’s and his sister’s death, engages a mortal duel with Hamlet.
A striking contrast between Prince Hamlet and Laertes is established on their first appearance in the play; it is elaborated and developed in acts four and five when the revengeful Laertes first challenges the King and then becomes his accomplice in the plot that kills the Prince.
Laertes distress sounds simulated; his language is mannered, overdone and melodramatic.
www.atuttascuola.it /bramante/amleto/017.htm   (322 words)

  
 PlanetPapers - Hamlet, Laertes and Fortinbras
Leartes Laertes is a young man whose good instincts have been somewhat obscured by the concern with superficial appearances which he has imbibed from his father, Polonius.
Laertes is so concerned about his formal and outward "terms of honor" that he cannot permit his natural feelings to rule his will.
Laertes' false sense of honor and pride override his better instincts to the fatal harm of both.
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 Talk:Laertes - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Laertes answered, "Would, by Father Jove, Minerva, and Apollo, that I were the man I was when I ruled among the Cephallenians, and took Nericum, that strong fortress on the foreland.
If I were still what I then was and had been in our house yesterday with my armour on, I should have been able to stand by you and help you against the suitors.
Perhaps this entry should have a second part, mentioning that an unrelated Laertes is a character in Hamlet.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Talk:Laertes   (178 words)

  
 Laertes (character)
Laertes is a character from William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet.
Laertes is the son of Polonius as well as brother to Ophelia.
When Hamlet murders Polonius, Laertes becomes blinded with rage and fury that he wants to murder Hamlet.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/l/la/laertes__character_.html   (187 words)

  
 PlanetPapers - The Importance of Laertes and Fortinbras in Hamlet
Hamlet's response to grief is a trait starkly contrasted by Laertes.
Whilst Laertes acts on impulse, and on a tryst with Claudius arising from the emotions of anger and revenge, Hamlet mulls over how he is going to act and defers action until his own procrastination disgusts him into acting.
Laertes is concerned with the physical and the present, "That both the worlds I give to negligence,"(Act4, 5:134) he declares.
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 revenge for Laertes and Hamlet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I had never much thought about how Laertes and Hamlet both faced the murder of their fathers and their individual reactions to the deaths.
It is certainly interesting to look at the passion of Laertes for his father’s death in comparison to the introspective and indecisive feelings that Hamlet feels in revenging his own father’s death.
Laertes has no such qualms, he is quick and impulsive.
english.edgewood.edu /330d-2005/_disc7/0000006b.htm   (294 words)

  
 The Egocentrism and Similitude of Laertes and Hamlet
Laertes’ “cause” is to revenge the murder of his father by Hamlet.
Indeed if Laertes had been told by the king, for he “was an honorable man”, that killing Hamlet would bring no honor to his name, or even shame, Laertes would not have fought Hamlet with a poisoned rapier.
Laertes fostered this seed unhindered, while Hamlet suppressed the seed until the flood of emotions like a river caused the sapling of rash behavior to surge forth.
www.angelfire.com /poetry/iamdillon/HAM1.htm   (1357 words)

  
 Passage analysis of Hamlet 5.2, by K.E.
Laertes’ through-line is deduced by the information that is given about his character, and what his actions are up to this point in the play.
Laertes answers Hamlet’s command: ‘It is here’ (5.2 314), explains the ‘treacherous instrument is in thy (Hamlet’s) hand’ (5.2 317), and warns Hamlet ‘thou art slain’ (5.2 314) and ‘I li e, (/) Never to rise again’ (319,20).
Furthermore the reason that Laertes is able to inform Hamlet to kill the King, is because he is the only character who knows the King told him (Laertes) to ‘choose (/) A sword unbated, and, in a pass of practice, (/) Requite him (Hamlet) for your (Laertes) father’ (4.7 139-40).
www.chass.utoronto.ca /~cpercy/courses/220Passage2Keyke.htm   (1924 words)

  
 Essay by Kelly Davenport
Laertes explains to his sister that she must consider Hamlet's rank and position and know that he is not free to choose a bride for himself (1.3.19-26).
It is clear that Laertes believes he is telling his sister the truth about her situation with Hamlet because if he thought Hamlet would marry her Laertes would most likely encourage a relationship between them.
While Laertes and Ophelia are talking, their father, Polonius, enters the room, and after some words of advice to his son, not the least of which is to be true to himself, Polonius bids him farewell.
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 Essays Papers - Polonius and Laertes Assist Hamlet
Laertes effort to kill Hamlet was successful by poisoning the unblunted tip of his foil.
Laertes would have had no reason to revenge his father’s death; thus, he would not need to return to kill Hamlet.
Laertes and Hamlet were similar, in that both of their fathers had been killed.
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 SparkNotes: Hamlet: Act IV, scene vii
Laertes is pleased that Hamlet has come back to Denmark, since it means that his revenge will not be delayed.
Claudius agrees that Laertes deserves to be revenged upon Hamlet, and he is disposed to encourage Laertes to kill Hamlet, since Hamlet’s erratic behavior has made him a threat to Claudius’s reign.
As Laertes flees the room in agony, Claudius follows, not to console or even to join him in mourning but because, as he tells Gertrude, it was so difficult to appease his anger in the first place.
www.sparknotes.com /shakespeare/hamlet/section13.rhtml   (734 words)

  
 Free Essay Hamlet - Motives Explained
Laertes puts the least amount of thought into his revenge and is the most easily influenced of the three sons.
Laertes would fight with a poison-tipped sword and Hamlet would be served poisoned wine to ensure his death.
Laertes’ plan to seek revenge on Hamlet was successful, but it cost him his own life.
www.echeat.com /essay.php?t=27538   (1235 words)

  
 Free Essay Laertes is a foil character of Hamlet
Laertes, like Hamlet, has a father murdered, and feels duty bound to avenge his death.
In contrast to Laertes’ speculation of his father's killer, Hamlet presumes the individual spying on his conversation with Gertrude is Claudius("Nay, I know not: is it the King?" Act 3, Scene 4 line 28).
While Hamlet delays in carrying out his mission to avenge the death of his father, Laertes is quick and bold in his challenge of the king over the death of his father.
www.echeat.com /essay.php?t=28253   (521 words)

  
 summary
Laertes asks why Claudius did not punish Hamlet for the deed and Claudius explains that he did not because of Gertrude and because the people of Denmark still hold Hamlet in high regard.
Laertes asks the priest what further services remain and the priest replies that they've already done more than they should have, considering Ophelia's death may have been a suicide.
Laertes calls out to Hamlet to forgive him for his plot against Hamlet and in return he forgives Hamlet for the offenses he has committed against Laertes.
www.auburn.edu /~kuhnwi1/gb/webstuff10am/bill/summary.html   (3561 words)

  
 Laertes
Laertes (AR-20) was laid down as SS Dutiful under a Maritime Commission contract 7 August 1944 by Bethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard, Inc., Baltimore, Md.; launched 14 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs.
During the Korean conflict Laertes recommissioned 19 December 1951 at San Diego, Capt. Beth A. Shepard in command.
Laertes deployed to Pearl Harbor from 10 March to 6 June, then steamed to Long Beach 8 July.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/l1/laertes.htm   (363 words)

  
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Laertes accepted the apology but states that his honor demands that Hamlet duel with him to defend his honor in the court.
Claudius cunningly convinces Laertes into thinking that Hamlet is also the cause of her sister, Ophelia’s death and join him in his evil attempt to get rid of the Prince once and for all.
Laertes because of his deep sorrow and intense anger because of the death of two important people in his life was easily swayed by King Claudius’ false persuasions and immediately followed.
www.xanga.com /ysab/540260547/act5.html   (2257 words)

  
 Madness in Shakespeare's Hamlet
Laertes’ search for revenge is sharper proof that madness in degrees of publicity causes harm to the observers.
With Claudius being the puppet holder and Laertes being the puppet, Claudius turns Laertes into a savage beast to avenge for his fathers' death; perhaps this is what the Claudius has planned all along.
Laertes has a form of madness that is escalating because Laertes knows that he has the capabilities and motivation to act on what he believes on.
www.field-of-themes.com /shakespeare/essays/Ehamlet6.htm   (676 words)

  
 Hamlet Summary
Although Laertes is upset over the events that have recently occurred and is seeking revenge against Claudius for his father's death, Claudius manages to talk him out wanting to harm him.
When Hamlet sees Laertes jump into the grave, crying with grief, Hamlet jumps in after and protests that he was the only one who ever truly loved her and that Laertes has no right to be displaying such emotions.
Laertes accepts Hamlet's apology, but states that his honour demands that Hamlet duel with him to defend his honour to the court.
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 Hamlet Navigator: Characters: Laertes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He suspects that he is "wild" and he wants Reynaldo to find Laertes' friends and say that he's heard certain things about Laertes, so that Reynaldo can see the friends' reactions.
The King takes a great deal of trouble to get Laertes committed to the plot, and so this is the scene which tells us the most about Laertes' character.
At the end, though, when he is dying, Laertes tells the truth about his plot, and lays the blame on the King.
www.clicknotes.com /hamlet/Laertes.html   (444 words)

  
 SparkNotes: Hamlet: Act V, scene ii
Laertes says that he will not forgive Hamlet until an elder, an expert in the fine points of honor, has advised him in the matter.
Laertes remarks under his breath that to wound Hamlet with the poisoned sword is almost against his conscience.
Laertes tells Hamlet that he, too, has been slain, by his own poisoned sword, and that the king is to blame both for the poison on the sword and for the poison in the cup.
www.sparknotes.com /shakespeare/hamlet/section15.rhtml   (1077 words)

  
 Hamlet Haven: Laertes
Further examples include Polonius prostituting Laertes and Reynaldo with plans of spying and Claudius, the “symbolic father,” similarly misusing Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (169).
Laertes misuses his favorite pastime, fencing, to destroy his perceived enemy (180).
Only in death does Ophelia escape the whore image, but she becomes the “worshipped Madonna as Hamlet and Laertes can then safely whore their own self-constructed images of pure love for her as rationale for violence against each other” (179).
www.hamlethaven.com /laertes.html   (453 words)

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