Although some people do not believe in ghosts, Hamlet did, and he thought the ghost might be the devil trying to get him to commit an evil act. In the play, Hamlet believed in the ghost, but then started doubting himself and thought it might be the devil. Hamlet declares, “The spirit I have seen may be the devil, and the devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape, yea, and perhaps out of my weakness and my melancholy, as he is very potent with such spirits, abuses me to damn me” (2.2.562-567). Hamlet wanted to kill Claudius because the ghost told him to, but then he began to think the ghost could be the devil trying to deceive him. Hamlet did not want to ...
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