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1. Introduction
2. Assuming that Hamlet should obey the ghost
      A. Machiavelian-style revenge for courtiers
3. Elizabethan law and morality opposes revenge
     A. Revenge is immoral
     B. Revenge is illegal
     C. Revenge is the source of psychological ills
4. Revenge and the Cain and Abel story in Hamlet
     A. Original sin
5. Elizabethan laws regarding murder
     A. Murder and premeditation
     B. Hired or commissioned murder
     C. Manslaughter
6. Elizabethan revenge drama
     A. Hamlet and revenge drama
     B. The ethics of revenge in drama
7. Now might I do it pat
     A. My dearest foe in heaven
     B. Rationalizations