my favorite part of hamlet is at the beginning when they see the ghost of hamlet sr for the first time
and the guards are like “Horatio, you go talk to it! You went to college!”
and Horatio is like “Yeah! I did go to college! I will go talk to the ghost!”
like. where did horatio go to college. did he go to ghost college
Horatio not only went to the same college as Hamlet but he managed to get to Hamlet’s father’s funeral before Hamlet and become an integral part of the guard.
And then later on he comes adviser to the queen.
And he’s the only one alive when Fortinbras shows up.
Guys how can you not realize Hamlet is ENTIRELY HORATIO’S FAULT.
This question came up in my English class when we read it and the reason they want someone who went to college is because it was a common belief at the time Ghosts spoke Latin. Idk why but it was a popular language among the educated class.
Therefore only an educated person, or someone who went to college could talk to a ghost.
You’re just too smart and beautiful for your own good. Marry me.
I HAVE LEARNED SOMETHING TODAY
I wonder if ghosts only being able to speak Latin is why so many of them get all destructive and go poltergeist on us
Like, they want to chat with their living friends but they can’t ‘cause they can only speak a dead language
So they get frustrated and start throwing stuff around O.O
Ghosts can only speak Latin because it’s a…
(Latin was popular among the educated, especially in the Elizabethan era, b/c it was the language the works of so many of the great classical philosophers — Cicero, Horace, Ovid, Plautus, Seneca, and Virgil — wrote in, and was the language used by so many scientists. Latin was also the official language of international affairs, the Common tongue of the day; anyone who wanted to make their way in the world had to know it, or employ someone who did.)