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Laertes confesses to the plan and apologizes to Hamlet (Thomas) .Character Description Laertes is the son of Polonius and brother of Ophelia Laertes is away in France for college for most of the play but is first introduced when he had came home for King Claudius’s coronation Laertes does not support Ophelia and Hamlet’s relation and warns Ophelia to protect herself When Laertes comes home for the second time he is angered to find out that Hamlet killed Polonius. In his last seconds. King Claudius convinces Laertes to duel Hamlet with a poisoned dipped sword During the duel. making Ophelia have psychotic fits After Ophelia drowns. Laertes is stabbed in the heart with the poisoned sword.

Bargaining. Acceptance “Exchange forgiveness with me. Five Stages of Grief: Denial.A disorder characterized by failure to recover after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.” Part of the five stage of grief is acceptance (Shakespeare) and Laertes is accepting the death by asking for forgiveness from Hamlet . Depression. Anger.Diagnosis and Definition PTSD. Nor thine on me. noble Hamlet: Mine and my father’s death come not upon thee.

When someone tries to find another way to cope with the incident ○ Depression. (Shakespeare) .When someone becomes angry and feels anger towards someone or something easily ○ Bargaining. or when someone removed themselves from their loved ones.Information About the Five Stages of Grief ● The five stages of grief ○ Denial. “A document in madness.” He is agreeing with Ophelia about their father’s death.When someone becomes overly sad and needs reassurance. ○ Acceptance.When someone finally accepts the incident and fully comprehends what happened happened and that there is nothing anyone can do about it.When someone is in denial of a tragic incident and can not believe that it happened ○ Anger. thoughts and remembrance fitted.

Symptoms of PTSD ● Staying away from places or events that remind them of the experience. ● Avoiding thoughts or feelings that are related to the event. ● Difficulty Sleeping ● Startled Easily ● Always feeling tense or “on edge” ● Loss of interest in enjoyable activities ● Distorted thoughts about feeling of oneself or the world (National Institute of Mental Health) .

death of his father and sister. (Shakespeare) . poor Ophelia “And so Have I a noble father lost: And therefore I forbid my tears…” Later in A sister driven into desperate terms. This could has been going on with her (Father trigger the 5 stages of grief and dying.Probable Causes/ or events that triggered the symptoms Quote from Laertes later on: Quote from Laertes: “Too much of water hast thou. Laertes has now been faced with the For her Perfections: but my revenge will come. if praises may go back again. drowned to death Stood Challenger on mount of all the age. the story ● Confronting the fact that his sister has Whose worth. because of what the hands of Hamlet. and Hamlet treating her badly) PTSD. the ● His father is dead and his sister is going main cause of these deaths are from slowly losing her mind.

He realizes what happened during the fight with Hamlet ○ Acceptance.He does not believe in the death of his father and sister ○ Anger.Laertes makes a plan with Claudius to get revenge and kill Hamlet for what he has done ○ Depression.He is out to revenge Hamlet for the death of his father and sister ○ Bargaining.Proof of symptoms ● 5 Stages of Grief ○ Denial.When he confronts Hamlet on the whole plan during the fight ● PostTraumatic Stress Disorder ○ He blames Hamlet for Ophelia going crazy ○ He becomes so consumed that Hamlet killed his father (Kessler) .

that. a normal person wouldn't debate killing With this contagion. if I gall him slightly someone for revenge It may be death.Impact on the character and other characters ● His illness effects his actions ○ He plans with Claudius ○ He harms Hamlet ○ He tells the truth about Claudius ● Impacts other characters ○ Showed Claudius's’ intentions to kill Hamlet ○ Eventually leads to the death of Hamlet by killing him Is planning on killing “That is but scratch’d withal: I’ll touch my point someone.” (Shakespeare) .

change the way the person may view the event (National Institute of Mental Health.) .Treatments that would be available today For the stages of grief one would just work through it and if needed receive some sort of therapy to prevent the the stages of grief from escalating into something more. writing. or visiting the place where it took place ○ Cognitive Restructuring: Helps make sense of the event. Treatment for PTSD: ● Medications ○ Antidepressants ○ Prazosin (Helps with sleep) ● Psychotherapy (cognitive behavioral therapy) ○ Exposure Therapy: Experience the traumatic event in a safe way (Imagining.

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