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04-29-2008, 11:28 AM
Q1: Who are the 3 characters in the play that are called upon to avenge their father's death and do these acts result in resolution or further corrupt the state of affairs?

Q2: When Claudius confesses to being guilty of "the primal eldest curse" of killing his own brother, what is he referring to and why does this have such an impact on the play itself?

04-29-2008, 05:59 PM
Q1: Hamlet, Polonius and Fortinbras. Their acts further corrupt the state of affairs.

Q2: God's curse on the first murderer, Cain, who killed his brother Abel, in Genesis ch 4:

10. And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.
11. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;