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Laertes’s Rebellion as a Defense of His Inheritance: Further Aspects of Inheritance Law in Hamlet

Hamlet and Laertes

by J. Anthony Burton. The theme of lost inheritance has a special but limited function within the larger framework of the play. It does not, of course, displace or even compete with the central theme of revenge or, more properly, justice. Inheritance works as a sort of unifying preoccupation

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