I need help analyzing act 1, scene v in Hamlet
The ghost of Hamlet's father wants Hamlet to avenge his murder by going after Claudius-but is told he cannot seek revenge on Gertrude. The ghost also begs Horatio and Marcellus to "swear" not to divulge what has taken place. This causes several problems for Hamlet.
First, Hamlet must only direct his anger and vengeance on one half of the pair responsible for killing his father. He must not show his mother his anger. Second, when his behavior starts to raise eyebrows, Horatio and Marcellus will be unable to explain why Hamlet is acting the way he is.