The Significance Of The Ghost In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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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. Before the ghost leaves, he said to Hamlet to remember him.
After Hamlet had his speech with his dead father, his goal was to avenge the King Hamlet’s death. Hamlet had many chances to kill Claudius and get over with his revenge, but he hesitated most of the times. The first time that Hamlet had the opportunity to kill his dad’s murderer was after the “Mousetrap”, which was the play that presents the true story of a murder carried out in Vienna. This was a plan that Hamlet and Horatio made in order to know if what the ghost said was true. At that moment, everyone on Denmark came to the castle to watch
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Gertrude drank the poisoned wine that was meant to Hamlet. After all this happens Hamlet decided to kill Claudius once and for all. Hamlet stabs Claudius with the poisoned sword and then forces him to drink the poisoned wine. Hamlet did not hesitated this time to kill Claudius, because of many reasons. First, he knew that after all his sins he will go directly to hell to pay for all his actions. The second reason is because, it was Claudius fault that his mother Gertrude got killed. The last thing that did not make him hesitate to kill Claudius was because he remembered what his father told him at the woods. He knew he was going to die soon by the poison and wanted to take advantage of the time he had left to avenge his father’s death, so both could rest in

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