At Elsinore, two guards and Haratio wait on the guards' platform for the ghost to return. The ghost appears, not speaking, and Haratio believes it to be the late King of Denmark. He resolves to tell Hamlet of the encounter.
Act I Scene I
It is he! The ghost has come back!
But why won't he speak?
Tis the ghost of the late King Hamlet. We must tell the prince.
Hamlet is brought by Haratio and Marcellus to visit the ghost. Hamlet follows the ghost and the mysterious figure tells his son about his murder and how Hamlet must seek revenge.
Act I Scene IV-V
Oh father, it cannot be! I vow to remember.
It was my own bother. Claudius poured poison in my ear, stole my wife, then took the throne. You must kill him as revenge!
In Gertrude's room, Hamlet verbally attacks his mother for marrying the evil Claudius. The ghost then returns to remind Hamlet that his real purpose is to avenge the late king Hamlet's death. Gertrude is unable to see the ghost of the late king.
Act III Scene IV
Do you see nothing, mother? Look!
Remember your purpose Hamlet. You must act now and kill Claudius! Do not get distracted with attacking your mother!