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Laertes

(lāûr`tēz): see OdysseusOdysseus
, Lat. Ulysses , in Greek mythology, son and successor of King Laertes of Ithaca. A leader of Greek forces during the Trojan War, Odysseus was noted (as in the Iliad) for his cunning strategy and his wise counsel.
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Ophelia is a sweet and innocent young girl, who obeys her father and her brother, Laertes. Dependent on men to tell her how to behave, she gives in to Polonius's schemes to spy on Hamlet.
Eventually Hamlet and Laertes both die, but not before Hamlet kills Claudius and avenges his father's death.
Like Laertes, Vindice's revenge is secretive and poisonous.
By Romany 1 Distiller, Laertes is out of former Female of the Year Normanton 1 Jews Ear, who is now set to have produced her third society bull of the year.
Her father, Polonius, and brother, Laertes, attempt to keep Ophelia's "wildness" subdued through a daily regimen of pills, which she takes only sporadically.
Sir Derek then spent his 25th birthday making his first night appearance in Hamlet, playing Laertes opposite the newly Oscarnominated Lawrence of Arabia star Peter O'Toole.
During the press conference scene in which Claudius discusses his marriage (1.2, a scene in which Ophelia does not appear in the play), Ophelia divides her attention among Hamlet, Claudius, her father Polonius and brother Laertes, and a small gold packet on which she has drawn a picture of a waterfall and a time, "3:30?".
Her father Michael is playing Laertes to Laurence Olivier's Hamlet, and Olivier heralds the birth from the stage of London's Old Vic Theatre: "Ladies and gentlemen, tonight a great actress has been born," Olivier announces.