A Common Theme between Beowulf & Hamlet
"But now his mother had sallied forth on a savage journey, grief-racked and ravenous, desperate for revenge." -Grendel's Mother in Beowulf. She seeks revenge for the death of her son, Grendel.
"My one request is that you won't refuse me, who have come this far, the privilege of purifying Heorot, with my own men to help me, and nobody else." -Beowulf is saying that he can seek revenge on Grendel
"Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder." -The Ghost in Hamlet. Hamlet's father is saying he died a horrible death and for this, his son must seek revenge for his father's murder.
These next two quotes, Hamlet wants to seek revenge, however he soon questions his sanity and wonders if he is really seeing the Ghost of his father.
"As meditation or the thoughts of love, May sweep to my revenge." -Hamlet
"O, vengeance! Why, what an ass am I! This is most brave, That I, the son of a dear father murdered, Prompted to my revenge by heaven and hell." -Hamlet
"And so have I a noble father lost, A sister driven into desperate terms, Whose worth, if praises may go back again, Stood challenger on mount of all the age For her perfections. But my revenge will come." -Laertes seeks revenge for his father's (Polonius) murder and his sisters (Ophelia) mental condition.
Beowulf vs. Grendel's Mother
Grendel seeks revenge for the death of her son, Grendel.
Beowulf vs. the Dragon
The dragon and Beowulf seek revenge. The dragon seeks revenge on the countryside because a thief steals a goblet from the dragon. Beowulf then seeks revenge on the dragon for burning the countryside and Beowulf's home.
Hamlet kills Polonius
Laertes seeks revenge for the death of his father after Hamlet accidentally kills Polonius.