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The Consequences Of Hamlet's Identity

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Not only Hamlet had to deal with his father’s death, Hamlet was challenged by his inability of taking action by uncertainty of ghost identity and lack of solid evidence of Claudius’ sin. From what appears to be his father’s ghost, he learns that the King was murdered by Claudius, his brother and Hamlet’s uncle. Even the ghost exhorts him to revenge Claudius’ evil manner, Hamlet hesitate to take an instant action by his uncertainty over the Ghost’s identity: “Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damned/Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell/Be thy intents wicked or charitable,” This uncertainty over the Ghost’s moral identity means that Hamlet is left uncertain over the consequences of his actions because he is unsure if the ghost
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