Hamlet's Ghost In Hamlet

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King Hamlet’s ghost in Hamlet plays a very significant role in Shakespeare’s play even though he only appears briefly in the very beginning and two other times throughout the play. King Hamlet’s ghost furthers the play in many ways. He affects action by setting the play in motion, he affects the theme of revenge, and he helps develop other characters, specifically his son, Hamlet. He sets the play in motion by causing the wheels to spin inside of Prince Hamlet’s head, the ghost is the whole reason for Hamlet trying to extract revenge upon his murderous Uncle Claudius who is now the King of Denmark. The ghost affects the theme of revenge by causing Young Hamlet to be seized by vengeance, the whole play turns into a story of Prince Hamlet trying to avenge his…show more content…
Though, Hamlet does get off task sometimes and strays from what the ghost told him to do and disobeys by attacking his mother. The ghost influences the theme of revenge by saying these things to his son. He alters who Prince Hamlet attacks with plots of revenge. His father’s ghost is what made him infuriated in the first place. His anger caused him to only think about revenge. Nelson 4 Finally, Prince Hamlet is greatly affected by his dead father’s ghost. Young Hamlet develops into an evil mad man all because of what the ghost informs him of and instructs him to do. He pretends to be mad, but the readers are led to believe he truly is mad. Hamlet became conflicted after meeting with the ghost. He didn’t know whether to believe his words to be true or not. He had the devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other. The ghost could really be his father telling the truth of a demon trying to trick him. Maybe the ghost truly is real, after all, everything the ghost said did prove to be true. Young Hamlet puts on a play to try and find proof that what the ghost is telling him is true and that his uncle did in fact kill his own

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