Disgusted, Hamlet declares that this sort of custom is better broken than kept, saying that the king’s revelry makes Denmark a laughingstock among other nations and lessens the Danes’ otherwise impressive achievements.
Then the ghost appears, and Hamlet calls out to it.
Hamlet’s conversation with the ghost of his father in Act I, scene v will be a grotesque recapitulation of the father-to-son speech, with vastly darker content.
Ophelia lives to tell the tale of what happened at Elsinore"The nights at Elsinore are longer than anywhere else. It could easily drive a young girl to madness, or so it would seem. Only then can she finally reveal the truth about what really happened in the famed castle at Elsinore.
Horatio and Marcellus, stunned, declare that the event bodes ill for the nation.
has lost touch."It isn't easy dating a prince, especially when that prince is Hamlet. It is up to clever Ophelia, with the help of her friends, to find a way to save her prince and herself.The ghost beckons Hamlet to follow it out into the night.His companions urge him not to follow, begging him to consider that the ghost might lead him toward harm.(A foil is a character who by contrast emphasizes the distinct characteristics of another character.) As the plot progresses, Hamlet’s hesitancy to undertake his father’s revenge will markedly contrast with Laertes’ furious willingness to avenge his father’s death (III.iv).Act I, scene iii serves to introduce this contrast.