Why does Hamlet follow the ghost of his father in Hamlet?

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When Hamlet sees the ghost, it looks so much like his father that he is overwhelmed with the desire to talk to it. He wants to know why his father's body, quietly buried, has been cast up again to walk on the earth. As we know, he deeply misses and mourns his father and seeing his form again fills him with an overwhelming longing to talk to it, as suggested by his anguished exclamation: "O, Answer me!" As Hamlet puts it:
Be thy intents wicked or charitable,
Thou comest in such a questionable [curiosity/question raising ] shape
That I will speak to thee. I’ll call thee “Hamlet,”
“King,” “Father,” “royal Dane.” O, answer me!
Let me not burst in ignorance, but tell
Why thy canonized bones, hearsed in death,
Have burst their cerements
Wherein we saw thee quietly interred,
Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws
To cast thee up again.
Hamlet asks the ghost what it wants to do now. The ghost beckons him to follow him away from the other two to talk privately.
Horatio and Marcellus try very...

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