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What thoughts race through Hamlet’s mind when he witnesses the appearance of the ghost?


He wonders whether the ghost will inform him about Fortinbras’s nefarious activities and fears that an invasion may soon follow.


He hopes the ghost will provide him with deleterious information about Claudius that he can use to bring about Claudius’s downfall.


He worries that the ghost may be a demon from hell and fears that the ghost’s appearance indicates serious trouble in the kingdom.


He feels eager to confer with his father’s ghost and excitedly anticipates their conversation.


He dreads conversing with the ghost and fears that the ghost will reprimand him for his unmanly grief.

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