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Written by Caroline
(5/23/2003 9:25 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR - Another what if about that scene, penned by LaurieC
I think Shakespeare intended people to think about the truthfulnes of the ghost. There's whole (Elizabethan) religious controversy here about a) whether ghosts could only speak to specific people, and could only speak the truth, or b) whether ghosts were actually supernatural conjurations designed to lie and deceive. The conversation between Horation and Hamlet can be read (or viewed!) as an exploration of these opposing views.
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