Shakespeare, Hamlet, murder, death, afterlife, ghost, Catholic, theology, metaphysics, morality
This paper proposes that Shakespeare deliberately incorporated speculative theology into Hamlet to stimulate religious scepticism. It explores the troubling implications of the ghost’s behaviour, cinematic adaptations of the murder testimony, and the characters’ moral failings in the purportedly Catholic cosmos of Elsinore.
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Merrill, Kyler, "The Divinity That Shapes Our Ends: Theological Conundrums and Religious Scepticism in Hamlet" (2019). All Student Publications. 255.
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