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Hamlets Faith Cost him his Life A great chain of events in Hamlet Shakespeares great revenge tragedy leads to Hamlets own demise His necessity for subterfuge allows him to inadvertently neglect is main objective revenge So much so that the ghost of his dead father appears to stipulate Hamlets reserved behavior towards his fathers revenge Do not forget This visitation is to whet thy almost blunted purpose 83-84 says the ghost in a motivational manner which almost suggests a lack of faith on Hamlets behalf Nevertheless Hamlet is overflowing with faith Faith in god faith in himself even faith in his dead fathers ghost a faith that will cost him his life The untimely Death of King Hamlet Hamlets father has sparked a disturbance in the regularity of Denmark Hamlets mother has waited Not so much not two 12 months after the Kings death to remarry and her new husband who coincidentally is King Hamlets brother has swiftly embraced the throne As the plot unfolds King Hamlets ghost appears to young Hamlet He explains the current dilemma and elicits a vengeful feeling from Hamlet providing young Hamlet with purpose to Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder 25 At first Hamlet is weary of this appearance but he compromises his thoughts and put his faith in the ghost In addition the ghost even evokes a vow of allegiance from Hamlet However at this juncture in time Hamlet finds himself in a state of disbelief And shall I couple hell 26 speaks Hamlet once the ghost has departed suggesting that Hamlet is very doubtful However his doubts are subsequently invalidated at the performance of The Murde r of Gonzago where he requests a group of players to enact a similar murder to that of King Hamlets Ill have these players play something
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