I’ll follow thee.

He’s said he will follow it a few times.
Here, suddenly, he speaks to it
And with familiar speech, too.
Is he using the familiar “thee” because the ghost is his father or because he’s a ghost?
Horatio uses thou with the ghost as well.
Perhaps ghosts just automatically get the familiar speech
Despite their unfamiliarity.
Me, I feel like I might want to get more polite with a supernatural creature.
I might want to use some deference
Some formal speech
Elevate its status
Just to be safe.
Especially if that creature were a king –
Dead or not, he’s still wearing a crown,
Or at least metaphorically,
In this case the ghost would appear
To be wearing a helmet
One with a beaver
That he wears up, revealing his ghostly face.


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