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1

'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

2

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

3

'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'

4

'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.

5

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

6

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

7

'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?"

8

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'