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In act 3 of Hamlet, why does the ghost appear in his nightshirt? Can he rest now that...

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turanvesta | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 17, 2007 at 5:11 AM via web

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In act 3 of Hamlet, why does the ghost appear in his nightshirt? Can he rest now that the revenge plot has begun to unfold?

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 3, 2007 at 9:20 PM (Answer #2)

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This is what most critics accept, in addition to the fact that the war preparations which were evident in Act I have fallen to the back burner of the play.  The ghost is no longer preparing for war since his son, young Hamlet, is executing that war for him.

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