In Shakespeare's Hamlet, how are Horatio and Marcellus feeling as they watch Hamlet follow the ghost into the darkness? Horatio, even though he has seen the ghost, says “He waxes desperate with...

In Shakespeare's Hamlet, how are Horatio and Marcellus feeling as they watch Hamlet follow the ghost into the darkness?

Horatio, even though he has seen the ghost, says “He waxes desperate with imagination,” and Marcellus states that “something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” 

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Neither Horatio nor Marcellus, in short, know what to think about what they are seeing. As the ghost beckons Hamlet, they beg him not to go, even trying to physically restrain him. Horatio's statement that Hamlet "waxes desperate with imagination" suggests that Hamlet is so curious and desirous of talking to his father's...

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