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To be or not to be...
I am thy father's spirit, Doomed for a certain term to walk the night
The king rises
Stop the Play!
Hamlet is thinking about his life, and whether it is worth all of the hardship he goes through. He reflects on his life, questioning why this had to happen to him and he is left without an answer. This soliloquy is significant because it shows that Hamlet's increasing sadness and depression is not just "all in his head".
When Hamlet see the ghost, he knows it is his father's ghost. The ghost tells Hamlet about how he was murdered so Hamlet can seek his revenge on Claudius.
Hamlet's plan to expose Claudius worked when Claudius ordered for the play to stop. This scene is important because it is how Hamlet sought his revenge against Claudius by showing him that he knew about the murder.
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