Paper on Hamlet - Lindsay Lastinger Ms Carver AP Prompt-Hamlet The Ghost of King Hamlet and his Effect on the Play The play Hamlet written by

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Lindsay Lastinger Ms. Carver AP Prompt-Hamlet January 23, 2011 The Ghost of King Hamlet and his Effect on the Play The play Hamlet , written by William Shakespeare, is primarily driven by the fiery request of one character: The ghost of former King Hamlet. Although this life-like apparition appears only twice throughout the entire play, his request for revenge has a significant impact on the actions of such characters as young Hamlet, the development of a theme based on revenge, as well as the development of several primary characters in the play. The ghost of former King Hamlet appears only two times during the play: once at the beginning, and once near the end of the play. The ghost’s first debut, in essence, sets the entire plot of the play in motion. In the first scene in which the ghost appears, he seeks revenge on his brother Claudius, who has murdered him out of sheer selfishness, jealousy, and a burning desire to be the King of Denmark. The ghost can only achieve his revenge with the help of his son Hamlet. Thus, Hamlet vows to carry out the appropriate actions in order to avenge his deceased father. The second time the ghost appears is even more brief than his first appearance, yet this scene, like the first, is quite critical to the action of the play. The ghost enters the chambers of Queen Gertrude, where she and Hamlet are having a confrontation. Hamlet proceeds to converse
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