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When the ghost appears to Hamlet in act I scene V, does this encounter alter or merely affirm Hamlet's position?

I have read this act several times and still not sure if isn't really the ghost of his father?

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When the ghost appears to Hamlet in this segment, I feel that it overall merely affirms Hamlet's position. Because the ghost represents the spirit of Hamlet's father, it reiterates the need for revenge since the killing was not just any murder but was ...

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