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Hamlet and his father (the ghost)
Transcript of Hamlet and his father (the ghost)
He uses a metaphor and describes his dad as a fair mountain. "The courtier's, soldier's, scholar's, eye, tongue, sword/ Th'expectancy and rose of the fair state,/ The glass of fashion and the mold of form,/ Th'observed of all observers, quite, quite down!" (III.I.154-157) “Something have you heard/Of Hamlet’s “transformation”—so call it/Since nor th' exterior nor the inward man/Resembles that it was.” (II.II.4-7) Hamlet's Descend to Madness Hamlet’s vow is also important because it makes Hamlet become consumed with trying to prove his uncle guilty and begin to act mentally unstable and dress unrefined. The ghost’s influence also begins to increase Hamlet’s already suicidal thoughts with those of the afterlife. “…The undiscovered country from whose bourn/No traveler returns…” (III.I.80-81) Appearance versus Reality Is the ghost really there or is Hamlet just insane?
When it appears in front of Gertrude she can't see or hear it.
HAMLET Do you see nothing there?
QUEEN Nothing at all, yet all that is I see.
HAMLET Nor did you nothing hear?
QUEEN No, nothing but ourselves.
(III.VI.136-39) Hamlet creates dramatic irony because he and the audience know of Claudius' crime, but he continues to act as if he doesn't. The ghost uses the rule of three and irony when talking to Hamlet. Literary Devices Hamlet's Relationship with his father Hamlet and the Ghost The ghost first appears in act 1 scene 1 in front of Horatio, Bernardo and Marcellus. Hamlet is eager to see the ghost and go with it in act 1 scene 4. “Alas, poor ghost!”(I.V.5) suggesting Hamlet cares for the ghost without even knowing what it truly is which shows his eagerness. The ghost's word's lead to Hamlet discovering the truth of his father's death and vowing to kill Claudius. Hamlet is able to tolerate Claudius Hamlet vowes to avenge his father Hamlet kills Claudius “Do not forget. This visitation/Is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose.”(III.VI.114-115) this reminder only reinforces the theme of revenge because it reawakens the vengeance in Hamlet. Influence of the Ghost on the Plot
Hamlet’s relationship with the ghost connect to the message of the inaction and absurdity of revenge because ultimately, his revenge was pointless. The relationship also relates to the message of mystery around death, because after Hamlet becomes preoccupied with the afterlife. Connections