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|In defence of Laertes
Written by ching
(5/20/2003 1:15 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Laertes as anti-Hamlet, penned by Katharine T
I think I actually am inclined to defend Laertes in this. Yes, he does not come across as an intelligent man, and seems to act rather rashly. But he is after all a youth, and has all along been under his father's guidance, so it is actually easy to see how he can be manipulated by Claudius after Polonius's death.
Furthermore, would we rather have a brother/son like Laertes who would want to revenge our death, as opposed to someone like Hamlet who talks alot but is rather slow to act?
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