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January 29, 2008 HUMN 3093 Response 1 Hamlet: The Problem of the Ghost In my opinion, the ghost in Hamlet is one of the most interesting and uncanny characters. The ghost is the catalyst, for what unfolds throughout the play, and his demand for revenge sets the plot into motion. In the play, there is never a definitive statement on the ghost's identity, which makes him all the more mysterious. The fact that he is also neither dead nor alive, but in a state of limbo, leads us to question his true intentions, and whether or not he is friend or foe. According to Freud, a ghost is the epitome of the uncanny, and this idea is clearly revealed in Hamlet. One can only assume that the daimon ghost is a kindred spirit, due to the fact that he appears so knowledgeable about the circumstances at hand, including the true identity of King Hamlet’s killer. In this sense, he acted as the detective, helping to piece together the unknown parts of King Hamlet’s death. But did the ghost really have worthy intent and reliable knowledge? How can we know for certain the facts about the murder?
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