While Hamlet is full of self-doubt and conflicting emotions, Laertes is quick to attempt to avenge his father. Laertes immediately jumps to the conclusion that King Claudius is the murderer of his father and he seeks vengeance. Even when Claudius is alone and the option is available, Hamlet fails. Have you ever wanted revenge so bad that you would do whatever it took to get it? From Hamlet to Gladiator, two men went through great struggles to avenge the death of ones they loved.
Laertes does not only want revenge for the murder of his father, but also for the insanity of his sister caused by the death of their father. Laetes vows to avenge both the death of his father and the death of his sister suicide caused by her insanity. In the occurrence of these events Hamlet is in England, where he has been sent by his mother and uncle to recover from his insanity. Once Laertes found out his father was dead he wanted to kill his father 's murder. His loyalty and madness only makes his revenge more certain and he utilizes them as a stimulation to actually carry out revenge.
After the three murderers killed Banquo, they go to recount the news to Macbeth. Macbeth, asking if Fleance is dead, is only tormented after hearing that Fleance escaped and remains a threat to his crown. What makes the motives of the two young men so ironic is the fact that Hamlet just so happens to kill Polonius, father of Laertes, while in the process of trying to get revenge on his father.
The act of revenge never fails to gather an audience, due to the simple fact that revenge raises one of the great questions in regards to human life: how does one seek justice when the law ceases to function properly? William Shakespeare tapped into the human fascination for the act of revenge, and produced a play which has revenge as its predominant motif. Hamlet has not one, but three revenge plots; each interrelated in a most mesmerizing manner. In the play, young Fortinbras, young Hamlet, and Laertes all act to avenge their slain fathers.