Father's Loyalty In Hamlet

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In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, The brief appearance of the ghost of Hamlet’s father has a powerful impact on the theme as well as the action of the play. Although he only appears two times throughout the play, he is a significant character to the plot. The theme of revenge and anger are first presented in scene five when the king’s ghost first emerges. He appears to Hamlet with the intent of telling him that his brother, the new king, murdered him in cold blood. “Pity me not, but lend thy serious hearing To what I shall unfold.” (I, v, 5-6) “So art thou to revenge when thou shalt hear.” (I, v, 8). After hearing his father’s story, along with his request to kill his brother, Hamlet transforms from glum and moody, to furious and vengeful, providing
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