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Hamlets Ghost In the Shakespearean time period people believed in ghosts and reported them so it makes sense that Shakespeare would write about a ghost appearing in the play There is plenty of evidence in the play to prove that the ghost is realIn the first act the ghost appears to two soldiers Marcellus and Barnardo as well as to Hamlets friend Horatio who is a very credible and intelligent person The same ghost appeared to Hamlet several times through out the play also These facts eliminate the chance of this ghost being a figment of peoples imagination because too many people saw the same thing In act 1 scene 1 it is revealed that the ghost appeared twice wearing the same armor King Hamlet wore when he fought the ambitious old Fortinbras King of Norway and also when he defeated the Poles Young Fortinbras is determined to get back the land his father lost This fact brings more in depth evidence to the ghost being real The reason the guards are there on watch is a direct relationship to an attack from Fortinbras and the ghost is wearing the armor of the event that started this whole thingWhen the ghost asks Hamlet to avenge his death he reveals a true fact involving the death of King HamletGhost I find thee apt and duller shouldst thou the fat weed that roots itself in ease on lethe wharf wouldst thou not stir in this Now Hamlet hear tis given out that sleeping in my orchard a serpent stung me So the whole ear of Denmark in by a forged process of my death rankly abused But know thou noble youth the serpent that did sting thy fathers life now wears his crownHamlet O my prophetic soul My uncle 13 38-48 Later in the play is revealed that Claudius murdered King Hamlet in order to achieve the crown himself This fact proves the reality of the ghost
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