Great literary works retain their popularity as a result of many different factors. One such factor which can lead to popularity of a work, current or consistent discussion of a work's merit, can come into play when an author or playwright leaves questions unanswered in his work. In Hamlet, William Shakespeare creates such a situation. As a result of the ambiguity of clues given throughout this play, critics may argue for or against the
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ghost suggesting that the second ghost was only his imagination. This imagination would suggest the weakness of his character and the source of his problems.
In conclusion, Hamlets "antic disposition' can easily be understood, through examples of Hamlet's unpredictable attitude changes, slaughter of innocents, and interactions with the ghost of his father, to be only the tip of the iceberg concerning the weakness of his character and the bringing about his constant turmoil and problems.