Hamlet - Fortinbras Takes Throne: Feelings & Final Rites

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Kat,In summary, at the end of the play, Fortinbras takes the throne and it is up to interpretation how he truly feels about Hamlet. As a Prince who has been crusading and conquering his neighboring countries, Fortinbras sees defeating his rival Denmark as a huge accomplishment. This is evident in his plans for final rites, where he wants to honor and bury Hamlet as a fallen warrior. Despite the long-standing rivalry between their countries, Fortinbras shows respect and admiration for Hamlet. However, his true feelings for Hamlet and his actions are open to interpretation.
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At the end of the play, Fortinbras takes the throne. As he takes the throne, how does he seem to feel about and regard Hamlet?
Also, what does he say his finla rites will be, and why?
 
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How do you think he feels? That portion of the play is mostly up to interpretation. He is a Prince who has been crusading around Europe trying to conqure his neighboring countries. Remember that there was a long standing rivalry between Denmark and Norway. So for Fortinbras to conqure his rival, it was a huge accomplishment.

I do love discussing Hamlet! It is my favorite play.
 
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student101, you have been warned repeatedly about spamming the forum with your requests for answers to your homework assignments.
 
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Also, you clearly haven't read the rules for asking help with homework. This is not a place where others will do your homework for you.

https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=28
 
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It also states that in the thread Tom posted entitled: Read this before posting.

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Related to Hamlet - Fortinbras Takes Throne: Feelings & Final Rites

1. Who is Fortinbras in Hamlet?

Fortinbras is the prince of Norway and the son of the late King Fortinbras, who was killed by King Hamlet.

2. Why does Fortinbras take the throne in Hamlet?

Fortinbras takes the throne in Hamlet because he is the rightful heir to the throne of Denmark. He also seeks revenge for his father's death at the hands of King Hamlet.

3. How does Fortinbras feel about becoming king in Hamlet?

Fortinbras initially feels that taking the throne is his duty and obligation as the rightful heir. However, he also expresses some sadness and remorse for the loss of life and the tragic events that led to his ascension.

4. What are Fortinbras' final rites in Hamlet?

Fortinbras' final rites in Hamlet are to honor the dead and to restore order to the kingdom. He arranges for proper funerals for the dead and orders for the kingdom to be restored to its former glory.

5. How does Fortinbras' taking of the throne impact the overall story of Hamlet?

Fortinbras' taking of the throne symbolizes the restoration of order and justice in the kingdom. It also highlights the theme of revenge and how it ultimately leads to destruction. Fortinbras' rise to power also serves as a foil to Hamlet's tragic downfall.

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