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The revenge which serves as the central plot of the play is brought to light when a ghost,—presumably that of Hamlet’s father—appears to Hamlet. Though Hamlet has been warned of the apparition’s likeness to the dead Danish king, upon seeing it he proclaims, “Angels and ministers of grace defend us!” (1.4.39) Hamlet, his best friend Horatio, and the guard Marcellus are all aware that the ghost can be an evil spirit from hell looking to destroy their souls since ghosts can engage in the practice of telling their victims a truth in order to establish their credibility and, thus, more easily contrive against the person’s better intentions (Spinrad 8). Horatio demands the ghost by the righteousness of heaven to speak, and when it stalks away, he comments that “it started like a guilty thing / Upon a fearful summons” (1.1.154–55). Despite his religious hesitation towards its authenticity, Hamlet allows himself to be persuaded by the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ss in his judgement of justice, however, Hamlet’s vengeance against Claudius for the murder of his father ends in his own death and damnation at the hands of the same mind, a true tragedy. Works Cited Hughes, Geoffrey.