In a well organised essay discuss how the use of language, particularly diction and imagery helps to align the reader with Hamlet and the ghost in their contempt for Claudis and the queen.

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I think the diction lends itself towards a melancholic tone more than rage. Horatio describes him as having "A countenance moreIn sorrow than in anger." When we Hamlet meets the Ghost there is a mournfulness to the Ghost's discourse and pity in Hamlet's tone, "Alas poor ghost...". The diction turns more pointed and vengeful when the topic of Claudius is addressed, "Ay, that incestuous, that adulterate beast, With witchcraft of his wit, with traitorous gifts..." In turn Hamlet shares a sense of disgust for his uncle, O villain, villain, smiling, damnèd villain! My tables!—Meet it is I set it down That one may smile, and smile, and be a villain." Still it isn't an outright rage yet. Hamlet has trouble mustering a Fortinbras-like thrust for vengeance for much of the play. So, for both the ghost and hamlet foster a melancholic sort of vengeance. The Ghost is quite forgiving to the Queen, "taint not thy mind, nor let thy soul contrive. Against thy mother aught: leave her to heaven.." Hamlet's diction seems more like jealousy towards his mother than anger or forgiveness; that is a whole other topic!