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Hamlet - A Revenge Drama?

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    in my 2016 Pre-U English paper 2, the question I answered for Shakespeare's Hamlet was "discuss Hamlet as a revenge drama".

    I interpreted the question as 'do you think Hamlet is a revenge drama' and ultimately my argument disagreed with the question. I saw Hamlet as more of a pure tragedy, a philosophical play and a psychological analysis of human consciousness rather than a revenge play.

    Does this make sense? Have I answered the question correctly? is Hamlet a revenge play? Unfortunately, I googled revenge play and discovered that Elizabethan drama deemed revenge theatre as more broadly "revenge tragedy", does this undermine my argument?
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    Also what kind of a command word is discuss?
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