Horatio and Marcellus later visited Hamlet to give him the information on the appearance of a
ghost of his father some time back. He could not believe the news.
Hamlet fell in love with Laertes, but Ophelia warns Laertes that the relationship shall not
prosper. Ophelia who is also Laertes` brother bases his statement on the fact that Hamlet is likely
to focus on Denmark citizens` interests since he would be the next king. According to Ophelia,
there are high chances of Hamlet heartbreaking Laertes. Other persons who are opposing the
relationship between Laertes and Ophelia encompass Polonius. This person was the father of
Laertes and Ophelia. His hate for the relationship led her to discourage his daughter to avoid
Hamlet (Shakespeare 1135). Laertes followed her father's words. During one of the midnights
when Horatia and Hamlet met on the castle battlement, they overheard the sounds of people
singing and dancing (Prosser 41). These people were drunk, and because Hamlet disliked this
habit, he vehemently rebuked them. Hamlet hated drinking habits because it is the major reason
why nations lag in development. Excessive drinking according to Hamlet promotes corruption.
As Horatio and Hamlet were addressing the men in the castle battlement, Horatio sees the ghost
that they spotted earlier. Hamlet makes a move and calls the ghost. The ghost responds to Hamlet
and calls him to follow it. The friends of Hamlet are afraid of Hamlet's life. Hamlet follows the
ghost and they vanish together (Khan, Shahrukh Rafi, and Jens Christiansen 65). The ghost
confesses to Hamlet that he was killed by Claudia. Hearing this message, Hamlet vows to
revenge and warns every person in the castle battlement to keep silent about the events that took
place during that night.
Having looked at the plot of the play in relations to the Ghost and Hamlet, it is important
to discuss the major themes captured in the context. The themes include reality versus
appearance, revenge, guilt, and death. The reader or viewer of the play would wonder if the ghost