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Supernatural beings were used many times throughout Shakespeares writing career In that time era the supernatural was embraced as truth and fact Shakespeare often used the supernatural as a means to enhance interest or help create certain moods for his writings Ghosts are used to structure the plot and lead into later actions They are used to appeal to the reader and help maintain interest in the story line Ghosts are used to appeal to many audiences to help hold curiosity in the plot Supernatural 1 In Shakespeares Hamlet ghosts are used to provide action and serve as an important role in the play Shakespeare used a ghost to test the audiences morality Hamlet told a story that sets up an argument for good or bad Hamlet listened to a ghost that guided him into a series of events that ultimately lead to his death Whether the ghost was real or a product of his imagination really does not matter Was this ghost a demon or was the ghost an angel sent from above Should Hamlet have followed the directions from a supernatural entity that guided him toward vengeance and revenge In that time era Hamlet should have known better than to follow the advice of a ghost rather than the advice of his family and loved ones I believe the story of Hamlet was written to show how an individual can allow vengeance to blind their moral judgment In Hamlet Shakespeare used a ghost as a means to set a morale dilemma He used a supernatural being to test Hamlets character He placed an evil spirit with a familiar face with a message filled with curiosity jealousy and revenge Hamlets obsession with vengeance stayed with him until the end He allowed this sense of revenge to destroy his personal relationships with all that he holds dear to himself The ghost lured Hamlet closer and closer by feeding his need for information about his fathers
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