What does the ghost do in Act 3 Scene 4?

What does the ghost do in Act 3 Scene 4?

In the middle of his tirade, the ghost makes an appearance to remind Hamlet of his real goal: vengeance. Gertrude, seeing Hamlet talk to a ghost that she herself can’t see, thinks he really has lost his mind.

Would from a paddock from a bat a GIB such dear Concernings hide?

‘Twere good you let him know, For who that’s but a queen, fair, sober, wise, Would from a paddock, from a bat, a gib, 195Such dear concernings hide?

Why does Hamlet stop berating his mother?

Hamlet holds that because his mother has committed such an egregious offense against his father, he himself cannot be held accountable for any of his own “offenses.” Gertrude tries to leave, but Hamlet begs her to stay. Gertrude asks Hamlet if he plans to murder her, and calls for help.

What does Banquo’s ghost in Scene 4 represent?

It ironically foreshadows the future: Banquo’s ghost occupies Macbeth’s seat, as his descendants will occupy his throne – and ‘push us from our stools’ (line 82). It marks the beginning of the decline of Macbeth’s rule and power: he cannot keep calm on this important occasion of state, and almost reveals his guilt.

Why does the Ghost appear to Hamlet again?

The ghost reappears to instruct Hamlet to comfort his mother. She is overwrought at her son’s behavior and words. Hamlet believed that the ghost was there to tell him that his father was angry at him for not taking his revenge.

What happens when Hamlet meets with Gertrude?

Describe what happens when Hamlet meets with Gertrude. When Hamlet meets with his mother, he is quite cruel and harsh with her. Gertrude becomes frightened by him, and the ghost appears to protect her. Only Hamlet can see the ghost, and now Gertrude thinks that he’s even more insane than before.

What is Act 4 of Hamlet about?

Gertrude informs Claudius of Polonius’s death and Claudius realises that it could have been him if he had been there (L13). Claudius is more fearful that he will be blamed for Hamlets actions rather than showing emotion at the death of Polonius (L16-18).