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The ghost in Hamlet, the meaning of which many critics have investigated and explained, is the one of the greatest achievements in Shakespeare's works. However, the ghost in Hamlet is not a Shakespeare's invention. As like in other works, Shakespeare made much of traditional heritage but have transformed the tradition into his work in a unique and profound way. The convention of the ghost on the stage, i.e. revenge-ghost or prologue-ghost, was found in the classic and Senecan tragedies. Shakespeare interpolated this conventional features of the ghost into Hamlet while there was no ghost who commanded his revenge in the source of Hamlet. But the dramatic significance of the ghost in Hamlet is not limited to the interpolation of the ghost into Hamlet. Although Shakespeare followed the main characteristics of the classical ghost, he gave it the more complex and richer meanings. The ghost is integral to the movement that drives the main plot in Hamlet. But the ghost is not there at the end of the play to tell the ultimate reality like The Spanish Tragedy. The ghost disappears silently in the middle of the play. The ghost commands the revenge but don't give the principle of life by which the revenge is justifiable. Hamlet, who is critical of the revenge and the honour which forms the basis of it, also cannot discover another perspective which may get over the problems of court society. In this respect, Hamlet is not about the story in which the hero is in agony after the ghost's command of revenge but about the tragic uncertainties of Hamlet's obligations. And although Hamlet does not succeed in resolving his problems and fears in Hamlet, his conflicts and effort that he has tried to find the way out of his maze do serve to illumine them.