Hamlet - Ghost

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Hamlet - Ghost The presence of the apparition in the opening scene of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet sets a macabre and eerie tone while emitting and foreshadowing a theme of death. In addition to the death theme the presence of the ghost illuminates on the mystery surrounding the death of Hamlet’s father, the King of Denmark. Often in literature the presence of a ghost indicates something left unresolved. In this case, the death of …

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…and other countries mock Denmark for its lack of temperance. The Ghost affects all aspects of the play and is the key point upon which the plot is formed. The ghost gives mystery to the plot, wonder to the characters, a certain eerieness which adds to the metaphysics, and sets the tone for the entire play. The ghost, the spirit of the King of Denmark makes Shakespeare’s play into the masterpiece that it is.