Hamlet and horatio are friends and schoolmates a key to horatio's pragmatic, level-headed character comes early in the play, as together the two encounter the ghost of hamlet's father. Horatio epitomizes the faithful friend he only questions hamlet's judgment once, when hamlet confides the fates of rosencrantz and guildenstern otherwise, horatio supports every rash decision hamlet makes horatio is the man hamlet wants to be. Hamlet's behavior has become erratic in the wake of meeting with the ghost, and he's either incapable of or unwilling to respond directly to horatio's questions horatio, for his part, recognizes this and to an extent understands it, because he too was afraid of the ghost.
While hamlet’s other friends, rosencrantz and guildenstern, turn on him, horatio demonstrates his loyalty throughout the play in the end, he is the only main character to survive and carries out hamlet’s dying wish by telling his story to fortinbras. Hamlet's close friend, who studied with the prince at the university in wittenberg loyal and helpful to hamlet throughout the play after hamlet's death, remains alive to tell hamlet's story horatio. Horatio is a character in william shakespeare's tragedy hamlet horatio's origins are unknown, although he was present on the battlefield when hamlet's father defeated 'the ambitious norway',  fortinbras (the king), and attended wittenberg university with prince hamlet. Horatio, the best friend and confidant to hamlet, is the reason that hamlet may be regarded as the tragic hero if it were not for horatio , hamlet would not have a voice to mourn his death or pass his wishes for the betterment of denmark to the next throne.
- hamlet’s best friend, horatio ac bradley in shakespearean tragedy notes a problem involving horatio in shakespeare’s hamlet: when horatio, at the end of the soliloquy, enters and greets hamlet, it is evident that he and hamlet have not recently met at elsinore. In hamlet's footsteps take a tour of the castle in the company of hamlet’s friend horatio, and hear the drama of hamlet as it could have played out in the famous renaissance castle’s halls and corridors. The soldiers, knowing that horatio and hamlet are friends, bring horatio to the battlements to see the ghost, presumably hoping that horatio will (a) confirm that the ghost is real and (b) take the news to his friend, hamlet.
Horatio is hamlet's closest friend, and he's the only one who really seems to deserve the title unlike rosencrantz and guildenstern (also hamlet's old chums), horatio's loyalty and common sense are rock-steady throughout the play. There are many ways to interpret hamlet's relationship with horatio most obviously, horatio is the only person in the play that hamlet trusts he is the only one who knows for certain that hamlet. The only loyal friend hamlet has is horatio, and this relationship is one of the only examples of true friendship and loyalty in the entire play everyone else, including rosencrantz, guildenstern, claudius, and gertrude, are not loyal to hamlet.
Horatio is a character in william shakespeare's tragedy hamlethoratio's origins are unknown, although he was present on the battlefield when hamlet's father defeated 'the ambitious norway', fortinbras (the king), and attended wittenberg university with prince hamlethoratio is evidently not directly involved in the intrigue at the danish court thus, he makes a good foil or sounding board for. The platonic love between hamlet and horatio is the only aspect, through the course of the play, which remains unchanged and unaffected moreover, throughout the play, horatio always shows great concern for hamlet’s well-being as well as at all times horatio is honest and forthcoming to hamlet. Horatio is telling hamlet to pay attention to his own mind, rather than follow the king's pleasure throughout the play horatio represents the rational side of hamlet's mind which is opposed by the bloody traditions of kings - his warlike father and his murderous uncle. Horatio's steadfastness and loyalty contrasts with hamlet's variability and excitability, though both share a love of leaning, reason and thought where in the text is the proof for horatio's steadfastness.
In an ideal world, hamlet and horatio go back to school together and hamlet sorts himself out and they live happily ever after, but this is a tragedy and during the timeline of the play i think hamlet is too self-absorbed and angry to care at all about the feelings of others. Hamlet’s rescue of horatio from suicide (“horatio, i am dead / thou livest”, 52) contasts with his arranged execution, via the forged commission, of his false friends rosencrantz and guildenstern. Shakespeare homepage | hamlet | act 5, scene 1 previous scene | next scene scene i a churchyard enter two clowns, with spades, & c first clown is she to be buried in christian burial that enter hamlet and horatio, at a distance first clown cudgel thy brains no more about it, for your dull. Horatio is the only person that hamlet reveals his plan to, and his refusal to decry hamlet as a madman gives readers the option to view hamlet’s madness as either fake or real.
When hamlet then goes to follow the ghost, horatio warns him and says he to be careful, as the ghost may be an evil spirit, something hamlet didn’t consider as he blindly followed the ghost horatio is a stalwart friend and is consistently a reliable source of information and warnings. Scene ii a hall in the castle enter hamlet and horatio hamlet so much for this, sir: now shall you see the other you do remember all the circumstance horatio remember it, my lord hamlet sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting, that would not let me sleep: methought i lay. Quick quotes thou art a scholar speak to it, horatio - hamlet (1142), marcellus why is it more fitting that a scholar speak to the ghost as a scholar, horatio would have a firm understanding of latin, the language in which the exorcising of spirits would have been performed. Hamlet, contrast between hamlet, horatio, leartes and fortinbras another person whose virtue parallels that of hamlet was laertes, the son one of the courtiers in claudious's court both of these men also share the trait of impulsiveness, achieving spontaneous reactions when angered.