Hamlet (the Relevance of the Ghost)

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The Ghost The dictionary definition of a ghost is an apparition of a dead person that is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image. This very nebulous image may have only only been present for a handful of scenes at that, but the fact of the matter is. He surely left a major impact on what would happen, how he affected the characters present in the book, and he set the theme that would be revenge. Prince Hamlet first came into contact with the “nebulous image” in the first act. Hamlet was already greatly affected by his father's death and was in deep mourning. After the ghost came into contact with Hamlet, he embodied anger and found a deep addiction to revenge. The ghost of Hamlet's father revealed something to the young Hamlet about how the ghost, Hamlet's father, had died. From there, it set the course for the rest of the play. The ghost informed Hamlet that he had been killed by Sir King Claudius and that Claudius was, in fact, Hamlet's uncle. From there, the ghost only asked for one thing and one thing only, and all the deceased king requested was revenge from his son. Taking in all this information, wanting to avenge his father's death, and wanting to do as his father asks causes Hamlet to do many crazy things, including pretending to have lost his sanity. This causes many deaths in the story during Hamlet's journey to revenge. One of which was Polonious, who was stabbed by Hamlet during Hamlets rant to his mother. And immediately after his act of murder, he covered it up by immediately acting insane again. And the deaths of Prince Hamlet, and his mother(the queen), Claudius, and Hamlet's love, Ophelia Besides the fact that the ghost played many roles in this play, while only appearing in the play two or three times, he also set the tone for the play and created the theme of revenge. When the reader is informed

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