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Hamlet is a play written by William Shakespeare It is about a prince named Hamlet who father makes a connection with him with intentions on getting revenge on his brother The late King Hamlets soul can not rest until his death is squared away therefore he appears as a ghost to express his feelings about the revenge his is seeking The ghost of the Late Hamlet is the driving force of the play and is significant because he is the center of the plot which holds the play together Of all the major characters in Hamlet The ghost is important because he set the plot of the play into motion Throughout the tragedy the ghost is alternately viewed as an illustration a portent foreshadowing danger to Denmark and a spirit returning from the dead httpallshakespearecomhamlet36237 If it wasnt for the ghost of his father Hamlet would not have any ambition to kill his uncle In order to spark the conflict in Hamlets mind his father speaks of the shameful lust between Hamlets mother and uncle Ay that incestuous that adulterate beast With witchcraft of his wits with traitorous gifts-O wicked wit and gifts that have the power So to seduce- won of his shameless The will of my most seeming- virtuous queen Responding to Literature 266 When the ghost expressed his feelings about his wife and brother Hamlet begins his journey to revenge At Horatios reply that the Ghost looked more in sorrow that in anger Hamlet drops his hands and clasps them at his girdle and his eyes lose something of their Sheila
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