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    Bankruptcy, the resultant rejection by society, the desire to restore the family honor, and illegitimate children appears in many of Ibsen’s play as significant themes. His plays follow a similar pattern thematically: a concealed virtuous guilt and the dread of approaching retribution. Beginning with Ghosts, Ibsen’s works after the play follows the theme of needing to exorcise the main character's guilt, doubt, or fear by some form of renunciation. “Ibsen’s life and his work are closely interwoven” Explain. As a reject from society as a young man, Ibsen sees the blindness of bourgeois respectability, and he desires to be part of that very society which rejected him. Despite this, he heavily criticizes society, and he condemns the hypocrisy…

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    Hamlet's Ghost

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    The Ghost of the previous Danish king in Hamlet is a potent element that causes Prince Hamlet variety of reactions toward the world around him and the unexpected killer, King Claudius. The ghost in the beginning of the play sets an eerie tone while emitting and foreshadowing a theme of death. Often in literature, the presence of a ghost indicates something left unresolved. Scholars argue that the ghost in Hamlet is only a figment of Hamlet’s imagination, or is it real? The appearance of the…

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    Ghost Hunting

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    While ghost hunting is now mainly used as fodder for reality tv shows and horror movies, it was once a prestigious profession that garnered more than enough business to financially support the brave few who dared to attempt it. The science of ghost hunting- called techno mysticism- relies heavily on a belief in spirits and the individuals who appear to have the natural ability to communicate with them, but is also dependent on scientific methods and tools; a combination of early suspicion,…

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    Ghost Stories

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    The folklore of Appalachia and Kentucky is something that cannot be refuted. In these mountains many stories and superstitions grow. These stories are passed down and recorded. What remains a mystery is whether these stories are rooted in fact or fiction. Ghost stories range in topic from people, places, houses, and more and the superstitions include ghosts and how people live their lives and beyond. Humans as a group are always intrigued by that which they cannot explain with the roots of…

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    The Ghost Sonata

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    The play The Ghost Sonata is one of death, horror, and confusion. In the play, not one good thing is seen, but only disaster and disillusion. The Ghost Sonata starts off with a student needing water after assisting injured and dying people all night after the collapse of a house. The Student sees a Milkmaid and asks if she will give him a cup of water. During this time, an Old Man by the name of Jacob Hummel hears the Student conversing with a person that he cannot see. The Old Man later beckons…

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    Ghost In Hamlet

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    embroiled in debate about the nature of ghosts. The Elizabethan people believed in the existence of spirits. However, there was a discrepancy in how the people believed the spirits interacted and influenced the populus. The conservative held to the old doctrine stating that ghosts were spirits of deceased people and therefore not evil, while the reforming denied the possibility of ghosts in favor of spirits being evil devils. The Elizabethan Era was also one marked by extreme violence and…

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    The Ghost In Hamlet

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    The Ghost in Hamlet Hamlet (2009) is a movie directed by Gregory Doran and the main actors are David Tennan in the role of Hamlet and Patrick Steward in the role of Claudius and of the Ghost. This movie is a brilliant representation of the original play written by Shakespeare, in which modern elements are included (surveillance cameras, fireworks, modern clothes). The action takes place mostly in the castle of Elsinore. After the death of king Hamlet, his ghost makes its appearance at night…

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    Much debate has been had over the topic of the Ghost in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Throughout the play, the ghost appears only to a select group of people: Hamlet, Horatio, Marcellus, and the other guards. There is no evidence that the ghost has appeared to other people, namely Claudius, Gertrude, and Polonius. In Act III scene IV, the Ghost appears to Hamlet, but Gertrude, who is in the same room cannot see it. It has been suggested that Gertrude cannot see the Ghost because of “ a lack of moral…

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    “The hair was curiously stirred, as if by breath or hot air.” (Dickens 14) The ghosts in Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol were portrayed creatively and the director of one of the many film interpretations recreated the ghosts almost exactly like Dickens. Three of the ghosts in the film seemed to the most tantamount to the ghosts interpreted in the movies. They were: the ghost of Jacob Marley, the ghost of Christmas past, and the ghost of Christmases yet to come. David Jones has an…

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    Ghosts In The Piano Lesson

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    The Concept of Ghosts as Portrayed in The Piano Lesson The Piano Lesson, a play written by August Wilson, portrays a family that has been living within the presence of various ghosts and spirits. The play hones in on the Charles family living in Pittsburgh during the depression. Doaker, Berniece and Maretha are surprised with a visit from Bernice’s brother Boy Willie and his partner Lymon. In the house which Berniece, Doaker and Maretha live, there is a piano; a family heirloom that has…

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