Hamlet: act 1, scene 1

what mood is established in the opening scene? how does shakespeare establish this mood? They are paranoid because they just lost a king; its dark and gloomy and theres a ghost so everyone is kind of on edge; shakespeare establishes this mood because it is night time and there is a ghost
early in the scene, Horatio, one of Hamlets friends, cracks a small joke to show the watchmen that hush dart is not fully into joining the ghost hunt. write the koine that an actor portraying horatio should read wryly Horatio says only a piece of him is there, he uses humor to say he doesn’t want to be out in the cold and would rather be inside so only part of him is there
horatio was a skeptic, but he is quickly convinced that King Hamlets ghost is walking the grounds of Elsinore castle. what two distinctive things about the ghost convince him that he is seeing King Hamlets ghost and not just an ordinary ghost? same armor and facial expressions
aside from the ghost sightings that have happened two nights in a row, why is a strict watch being maintained outside Elsinore? soldiers from norway could be planning an attack
describe three things that horatio says happened in rome just prior to caesars death nobody in the graves; an eclipse; and this disasters of the sun
what element toward the end of the scene could be read as foreshadowing of the tragedy they tried to talk to the ghost and the ghost left; we know help is not going to come
why was the outcome of the con flit between king hamlet and king fortinbras of norway king hamlet and fortinbras both died
at the end of the scene, why do the men decide to go find young Hamlet, and tell him about the ghost they hope that old hamlet (the ghost) will talk to young hamlet

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