Furthermore, Shakespeare expresses the mutual respect between Hamlet and Laertes as seen in the opening of the duel and the exchange of sincere heartfelt words. Hamlet and Laertes have their differences, and in a way, Laertes was created to highlight Hamlet and create the differences like the ones stated before.
Once Laertes discovers his father has been murdered, he immediately assumes the slayer is Claudius. Laertes: "Forward, not Laertes and Fortinbras as Foils for Shakespeare's Hamlet words - 7 pages he is unable to act because he cannot convince himself to believe the Ghost. With life comes experience.
The thought that someone killed his father makes Hamlet to harbor the spirit of revenge. Ophelia has an important relationship and entangling affair with the prince.
Laertes tells Ophelia …show more content… Laertes shared a strong brotherly love for Ophelia which was evident in his advice to her and Hamlet showed his love when he said he wanted to be buried with her.
Laertes on the other hand acts with rage when he hears that his father is dead. Even without knowing the one responsible for either, Laertes is quick to promise revenge.