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How does the ghost persuade Hamlet to accept the role of the avenger

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How does the ghost persuade hamlet to accept the role of avenger? The ghost uses many different persuasive tactics to influence Hamlet into accepting the role of the avenger. One main tactic he uses is trying to make Hamlet feel sorry for him. At the start of the conversation, the ghost speaks of when he has to go back 'to sulphurous and tormenting flames.' This is quite a shocking beginning to a conversation already making Hamlet feel sorry for doing nothing wrong. ...read more.


Another tactic that was used by the ghost was to create a sense of shock and awe especially about his murder. He talked about his murder as being 'most foul, strange and unnatural' trying to make it sound as cruel as possible adding to the reasons why hamlet should accept the role of avenger. Shakespeare when describing the ghost telling Hamlet who committed the murder uses a metaphor, 'a serpent stung me; so the whole ear of Denmark is by a forged process of my death rankly abused.' ...read more.


The ghost makes reference to the perverted nature of the seemingly virtuous Gertrude and Claudius, and calls Claudius "that incestuous, that adulterate beast. The ghost after tells the story of his death to really show Hamlet every detail to hopefully increase the chances that he will avenge the king. Shakespeare gruesomely describes the poison seeping into his veins, 'lazar-like with vile and loathsome crust.' Hamlets quick acceptance of what the ghost says and his determined attitude straight after to avenge the death proves that the ghost was indeed very persuasive. ...read more.

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