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In Shakespeare's Hamlet, how does Hamlet feel in the ghost scene?

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When he first sees the ghost in Act One, Scene Four, Hamlet is baffled. He's not sure if the ghost is from heaven or hell and he's not sure what the ghost's intentions are. Hamlet simply does not know what to do: "What should we do?" (I.iv.38). He acknowledges that mortals ("fools of nature") are not capable of comprehending such a supernatural occurrence. ". . . and we fools of nature / So horridly to shake our disposition / With thoughts beyond the reaches of our souls?" (I.iv.35-37) 

When the ghost begins to speak, Hamlet pities him because he is doomed to walk the night while during the day he must pay for his sins he committed in life. (Since the...

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