In the play, Hamlet, Shakespeare portrays Hamlet as a teenager who is suffering from the loss of his father whom died from a poison death from his brother Claudius. Old Hamlet was the King of Denmark and married to Hamlet’s mother Gertrude who at the time was queen. At this time before Old Hamlets death, the former king had beaten his great rival Fortinbras, king of Norway. In fuel between the two Kings, the courageous King Hamlet (which the country of Denmark seemed to think of him) killed old King Fortinbras, who had basically surrendered all his territories, along with his life, to become conquered. However, if Old King Hamlet had lost, he would have had to do the same, giving up the land and his life of Denmark. So with Denmark’s country prevailing and conquering the Fortinbras territories the newest King son of the late King of Fortinbras was out to get his father’s land back. Following Hamlets father death Gertrude remarried Hamlets father brother Claudius who was then set to be Denmark new king. In the first scene of the play, on the first night the two guards are sitting on the platform on duty when they notice a stranger that has come to visit; first they didn’t pay much attention to it. On the second night the ghost basically drew curiosity to the two dumbfound guards; therefore they needed a witness to witness what was happening for the past two nights. So with the guards with no sense of intelligence to even identify what the ghost was or resembled; welcome Horatio the scholar of the castle to visualize what they have seen while being on duty at on platform. After attempting to talk the ghost and getting a vivid look at the ghost, Horatio went on to inform the castle that the ghost had appeared to him to be Old Hamlet. His reasons for suspecting the ghost to be Old Hamlet was because of the clothing he seen the ghost to appear to wearing was the last uniform that Old Hamlet wore during...