play - whether in the form of a physical mask or an intricate web of lies - are punished for their duplicity. The third delay was the fact that he got side tracked. Hamlet especially incorporated all revenge conventions in one way or another, which truly made Hamlet a typical revenge play. It is said that most of the time Shakespeare wrote the dramas that his contemporary audience wanted. Antonio wants revenge for the rape of his wife, Hippolito wants to aid in both revenges, and the Duchess wants revenge for the Duke's refusal to let her son off the hook. It is important to note that Junior, the Duke, and Lussurioso all target unavailable women as their objects of lust (virgins, other men's wives, betrothed women and therefore, their lust coincides with their need for power. Legitimate patrimony is inextricably linked to leadership and authority in this world, because a man can only gain power from his father. The actors murder scene also make Hamlet question himself about the fact that he has done nothing yet to avenge his father. Birth order and lineage define a person and determine the power structure of the kingdom. Is there one overarching definition of it?
In the play, the characters of Lussurioso, the Duke, and Junior all exemplify lust. During the play Hamlet watches is uncle Claudius to see his reaction when the actors perform the murder scene. Castiza is lauded for her rejection of Lussurioso's advances. The Revenger's Tragedy clearly ascribes to a patriarchal value system. Junior, Lussurioso, and the Duke all try to exercise their power over women by raping them or seducing them with money. Furthermore, the play punishes a father without moral virtue (the Duke) or a leader who chooses to act in his own self-interest (both the Duke and Lussurioso). Patrimony is extremely important to the characters. Later in the play a troop of actors come to act out a play, and Hamlet has them reenact the murder of is father in front of his uncle Claudius. Or does it hurt the avenger, too? They find strength in virtue as opposed to vying for meaningless titles. The real tension of the play begins as soon as the ghost of the late king tells Hamlet about his murder. Shakespeares Hamlet is one of many heroes of the Elizabethan and Jacobean stage who finds himself grievously wronged by a powerful figure, with no recourse to the law, and with a crime against his family to avenge.