Ghosts in Literature Analytical Essay by RightRiters

Ghosts in Literature
A study of the ghost characters in literary works of "The Spanish Tragedy" and "Hamlet."
# 22956 | 3,090 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 31, 2003 in Drama and Theater (English) , Psychology (Parapsychology) , English (Analysis)

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This extensive paper presents a detailed exploration of ghosts in the stories of "The Spanish Tragedy" by Thomas Kyd and Shakespeare's "Hamlet." It demonstrates how the writers use the ghosts as the pivotal character that guides and drives the action of the story. The paper describes that plots of each story revolves around the death of someone who comes back as a ghost, and seeks revenge for their murder.

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"Throughout history writers have used unusual methods to illustrate points if their work that they want the reader to understand. In two classic works of literature a ghost was used to provide many of the needed details to the story that would have been unknown otherwise. In "The Spanish Tragedy" and in "Hamlet" there were ghosts to provide the foundation for many of the stories actions. Without the ghosts much of the things that occurred would not make any sense to the reader. While they each uses a ghost for the purpose of information provision the ghosts and the use of the ghosts have differences as well as similarities."

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