Act 2, Sc. 1, lines 78-101: Review Ophelia's description of Hamlet in lines 78-85. How is Hamlet's appearance related to the ghosts revelation in Act 1, Sc. 5, line 26?

Ophelia. My lord, as I was sewing in my chamber,

Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced,

No hat upon his head, his stockings fouled,

Ungartered and down-gyved to his ankle,

Pale as his shirt, his knees knocking each other,

And with a look so piteous in purport

As if he had been loosed out of hell

To speak of horrors, he comes before me.


Ghost. But this eternal blazon must not be

To ears of flesh and blood.

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The Ghost says that he cannot reveal secrets of the afterlife. The only link I see is in how Hamlet looks. Like his father's ghost, Hamlet looks worn out and unreal, As if he had been loosed out of hell.