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'in the same figure like the king thats dead'
'stay, illusion'

- officially devout protestants didn't believe in ghosts
- Protestant theologians often argued that apparitions could therefore only be devices of the Devil to disturb and mislead Christians
- they don't refer to it as ghost telling of their spirituality


confin'd to fast in fires,
Till the foul crimes done in my days of nature
Are burnt and purg'd away.

For Roman Catholics, there was another possibility, for they believed in Purgatory, a state of moderated torment in which a soul would undergo purification before entering Heaven and could benefit from the prayers of the living


'such was the armour that he had on when he the ambitious norway combated'
'my fathers spirit - in arms'

- costume is armour when facing Horatio and Hamlet for the first time - warrior like
but changes when appearing in third act in closet scene
Hamlet says 'my father in his habit as he lived'


'the spirit i have seen/ may be a de'il, and the de'il hath power t'assume a pleasing shape

still cautious about the apparition and the motives - religion conflict with Protestantism and catholic.


after play he says 'i'll take the ghosts word for a thousand pound'

he's got the confirmation he needs from the mousetrap play


r 'i will speak daggers to her but use none./ my tongue and soul in this be hypocrites'

starts off by wanting to listen to the apparition and not harm his mother


'speak to her hamlet'

hamlet knows as soon as ghost appears in closet scene 'do you not come your tardy son to chide/ that lapsed in time and [passion let go by/ the important acting of your dread command?"


perhaps mother is guilty because she can't see the aparition 'whereon do you look?' 'this is the very coinage of your brain'

but he says 'it is not madness that i uttered' 'for the love of grace/lay not that flattering unction to your soul / that not your trespass but my madness speaks'