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In the opening scene of Hamlet, what is Horatio's attitude towards the ghost before it...
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At first mention of the ghost, Horatio is not a believer. He says:
Tush, tush, 'twill not appear.
As the ghost appears, Horatio claims:
It harrows me with fear and wonder.
So while it is right in front of him, his curiosity grows and his senses appropriately tell him he is indeed looking at a ghost.
As the ghost leaves, Horatio admits that he would not have believed this unless he saw it with his own two eyes:
Before my God, I might not this believe
Without the sensible and true avouch
Of mine own eyes.
Horatio's attitude has to do with a belief in the afterlife. He was known as a scholar and would have likely been a skeptic. The above quotes demonstrate this skeptical attitude in him consistently.
Posted by missy575 on October 9, 2012 at 1:56 AM (Answer #1)
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