Ghost Analysis - Hamlets view on his mothers hasty...

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The ghost The ghost is a very significant character in the play. First, the ghost lights the spark in Hamlet’s journey for revenge. The ghost enters the play as a very ambiguous character, foreshadowing danger to Denmark, and reminding Hamlet of a task undone. The ghost states that he will not be put to rest until Hamlet avenges him: “Doomed" and suffering in "sulph'rous and tormenting flames", until avenged; "foul crimes done in [his] days of nature / Are burnt and purged away" (1.5.2-5) The Ghost is also important because he sets the plot in motion. By revealing the true reality of Old Hamlet’s death, Hamlet sets on a journey to avenge his father’s soul. Furthermore, through Hamlet’s conversion with the ghost, the audience not only learns
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Unformatted text preview: Hamlets view on his mothers hasty marriage, but learns the way he thinks. From Hamlets experience with the ghost, it is apparent that he expresses depression and anger towards his mothers remarriage. Hamlet states, O God! a beast that wants discourse of reason/Would have mournd longer, - married with mine uncle (1.2,150-151) Old Hamlets ghost is significant as it is the first of many times that Hamlet commits to killing Claudius. Hamlet states, So, uncle, there you are. Now to my word;/It is, Adieu, adieu! Remember me. (1.5, 11-12). It is important to remember that in act 1, Hamlet vows to kill Claudius, but throughout the play he continues to contemplate his decision, which shows procrastination and over thinking....
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course GJJJH 2424 taught by Professor Gill during the Spring '11 term at Akita International University.

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