Gradually, he will come to question if the ghost he saw was truly his father, or some other malicious apparition. “Hamlet’s mood shifts from self-loathing to a determination to subdue passion and follow reason, applying this to the testing of the Ghost and his uncle with the play,” (Allan). Ultimately, this question leads Hamlet to find the proper motivation to use the performers and play within a play to “catch the conscience of the king”. This will be his self pep talk to carry out a plan in order to determine the true guilt of his step
After the king Hamlet died, his ghost still appeared in different places of the play. The ghost wanted to talk to his son Hamlet to tell him all the truth about what happened before he died. The first thing that he said was that he did not died by a snake bite, but killed by his brother Claudius. The ghost told Hamlet to take revenge of Claudius. The second thing that the ghost told Hamlet was that he should do no harm to his mother, even though she married her husband’s murderer.
He informs Hamlet that killing Claudius would be appropriate and with reason, considering the previous circumstances in which led to how King Hamlet ended up a ghost, but harming Gertrude would be unacceptable, as she is innocent and has not done any wrong, besides agreeing to engage in an incestuous marriage, that is. “Against thy mother aught; leave her to heaven, and those thorns that in her bosom lodge, to prick and sting her,” (document A). King Hamlet believes not to blame her, but to give her time and, eventually, she will realize the wrong she has also done. In sum, the ghost of King Hamlet tells his son that killing Claudius, and only Claudius, would be considered just. Because King Hamlet only instructed Hamlet to kill Claudius, as he is his murderer, the death of Polonius is, however accidental, caused by Hamlet’s carefree, and utterly stupid, actions.
Gertrude tells Hamlet to stop grieving over his father 's death because it normal, but when you think about it, it 's not normal. “Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off, and let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark. Do not for ever with thy vailèd lids / Seek for thy noble father in the dust. Thou know 'st 'tis common; all that lives must die, / Passing through nature to eternity” (1.2.70-75). Making this comment to Hamlet shows the mysteriousness in the death of King Hamlet.
Additionally, in scene two act III the scene that may have any effect on the direction of the play is the introduction of the Ghost appearing to Hamlet and telling him that Claudius his uncle and brother to his father killed the king father to Hamlet and asks him to revenge his death. This makes Hamlet to distrust almost everybody around him except Horatio his close friend. From the scene, Rosencrantz asks “Good my lord, what is your cause of distemper? you 338 do, surely, bar the door upon your own liberty, if you deny your griefs to your friend.”. Hamlet “340 Sir, I lack advancement.” and Rosencrantz wonders “How can that be, when you have the voice of the king himself for your succession in Denmark?” (2.3.
They notice that it looks a lot like the dead king and decided to bring Prince Hamlet to encounter it. At this point the ghost finally starts to talk to someone. He informs Hamlet that he was murdered by his brother Claudius and cannot go to Heaven until the crime that was committed against him has been answered for. Hamlet is surprised by this news. He swears to complete the Ghost’s request and he makes the guardsmen who saw him talk to the Ghost to swear to secrecy.
That night the ghost appears again in front of Hamlet and motions him to come near him. Hamlet begins to Lach 3 approach the ghost but his friends tell him that it’s not a good idea because it can make him do or go somewhere he wouldn’t wanna go. Hamlet refuses and walks towards the ghost king. Horatio and Marcellus still don’t think it is safe so they let Hamlet go ahead and follow the ghost but they decide it is best to follow the both of them too. The ghost finally takes Hamlet to a quiet place and tells him the truth.
In order for Hamlet to find out if his Uncle has really killed his father, he came up with a play called “The Mousetrap”, this play was popular during that time which is related to how his father was dead. He said to Horatio, “ Observe mine uncle. If his occulted guilt. Do not itself unkennel in one speech, It is a damnèd ghost that we have seen, And my imaginations are as foul.” Hamlet uses the play to find if his uncle really kills his dad before he takes any actions. It may appear to others that it’s just a play but the real meaning of the play is to watch king Claudius’s reactions towards it.
/ Would he were here! To all, and him, we thirst, / And all to all” (3.4.90-93) when then Macbeth seeing his ghost, becomes uncomfortable and then talks to the ghost. This shows that Macbeth is beginning to mental break down and starts the falling action that leads to his killing. In act 4, Macbeth is conversing with the witches, wondering if “Tell me, if your art / Can tell so much: shall Banquo’s issue ever / Reign in this kingdom?” (4.1.101-103), and after their response, he is showt Kings and Banquo is last, as his prophecy still holds true. Macbeth and his wife are still concerned about Banquo even though they killed him two acts ago, which shows Banquo’s
Hamlet’s Internal Dilemma: When Do I Kill My Uncle? When murder is the subject of one’s contemplation, decision-making can be difficult. In the passage “Now might I do it pat, now he is praying … This physic but prolongs thy sickly days” (III. iii. 77-100) of his play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare depicts Hamlet, following Claudius’s revelation of his guilt, as he is faced with the opportunity to kill his father’s murderer while he prays.