Mood in Act I Scene i of "Hamlet"
Describe the mood that Shakespeare creates in the opening scene of "Hamlet," when the ghost first appears. What specific words and actions create this mood? Give 3 specific examples from the text.
9/14/2015 05:02:33 am
The moods of Hamlet gloomy and ominous. It is gloomy for the King had just died, and ominous because his ghost was spotted multiple times by a group of guards.
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9/14/2015 05:07:35 am
The mood of the story could also be fearful for the kingdom may be in turmoil for the king recently died and there is a chance of attack from a foreign nation
9/14/2015 05:03:22 am
Shakespeare creates a mood of tension. WHEN THE GHOST APPEARS THE GUARDS AND HORATIO TRY TO CONVINCE THE GHOST TO TALK. There is also confusion as to why the ghost will not talk and the three men cannot explain why which also has a role in the next scene when they cannot explain this to HAMLET
9/14/2015 05:04:05 am
Shakespeare creates a mood of unknowingness. First of all, Horatio does not even believe the guards when they say they have seen a ghost and does not know how to feel when they tell him about it. When the ghost comes, the guards have no idea why he is there and they never know when he will show up. They also do not know anything about the ghost, other than that it looks like the late king Hamlet, because it will not speak to them.
9/14/2015 05:04:18 am
Shakespeare creates a mood of fear when the ghost shows up. The two guards are scared of the ghost. Horatio is scared to believe the guards and when Horatio really sees the ghost he become afraid again because he sees that the ghost is the dead King.
9/14/2015 05:05:53 am
There is a scary/frightened mood in the beginning of the novel when the characters first see the ghost. They notice that the ghost looks like King Hamlet. They speak to the ghost but it does not speak to them. The ghost then leaves, but later comes back to the characters again, frightening them.
9/14/2015 05:06:20 am
The mood of Hamlet is very gloomy because the death of King Hamlet and very mysterious because of the ghost appearing and disappearing
9/14/2015 05:07:16 am
"Speak to it Horatio" concludes that the guards are scared of the ghost, but they are also intrigued, and want to figure out why the ghost is present.
9/14/2015 05:07:23 am
"Not a mouse stirring"
9/14/2015 05:10:29 am
Good job spider
9/14/2015 05:07:29 am
The mood in the first scene of Act 1 is a sense of frustration and fear. Ghosts are usually associated with bad things so when the men see the ghost they become frightened. "Most like. It (harrows) me with fear and wonder" (Shakespeare, 11). The frustration comes when the men fail to talk to it. "Stay! speak! speak! I charge thee, speak!" (Shakespeare, 11). "And then it started like a guilty thing upon a fearful summons." (Shakespeare, 17).
9/14/2015 05:07:42 am
"Tush, tush, 'twill not appear."
9/14/2015 05:07:49 am
The mood is mysterious. Shakespeare creates this theme by showing how no one can really explain what they are seeing or why they are seeing it.
9/14/2015 05:08:06 am
"Not a mouse stirring" at first the scene is quiet and calm.
9/14/2015 05:12:40 am
Solid Answer Seth
9/14/2015 05:08:12 am
The mood has suspense in it. The guards are trying to find out the ghost's true intentions, and then they discuss who the ghost could be and why it might be back, appearing to them. They then discuss how they could get to understand the ghost with Hamlet's one friend.
9/14/2015 05:08:27 am
The beginning of act 1 scene one seems very disturbed. The text opens up with "who's there?" which lets the text open up with a very uneasy beginning. Then Francisco says, "I think I hear them- stand ho!". This makes us think that something is about to happen but we don't know what. The beginning is very mysterious.
9/14/2015 05:08:54 am
shakespear creates the mood of discerning fear and confusion. the guards see a ghost and they're nervous and unaware of what to do. they realise it's the late king and they panic and try to inform Horatio who is oblivious to the idea. Horatio then sees the ghost and gets frightened but doesn't let it show. he tries to talk to the ghost but the ghost leaves and they all panic and decide to tell hamlet
9/14/2015 05:11:18 am
The mood in Act I Scene I of "Hamlet" is dark/gloomy because of the time, which is 12:00, according to Barnardo. The scene gives off an tense kind of interaction between Barnardo and Horatio, ecspecially when the ghost appears.
9/14/2015 05:11:40 am
Scene 1 of Hamlet gives off a foreboding mood. The appearance of the apparition gives an unsettling feeling. Marcellus describes the arrival of the ghost and says, "Thus twice before, and jump at this dead hour, with martial stalk hath he gone by our watch." Fransico also adds to the errie feelings by saying it is, "bitter cold."
9/14/2015 05:13:22 am
Shakespeare opens up the play in a way that makes you curious. He first introduces a ghost which makes you question who the ghost is, why it's there, and what it's going to do. Later in the scene, he goes on to say that the ghost resembles the late King Hamlet, and that makes you think about whether he was murdered or if he died from old age. Shakespeare incorporates characters that become intrigued with the ghost. Those characters then decide to tell the late King's son, Hamlet. All of these factors help set the mood by bringing in a sense of curiosity and mystery.
9/14/2015 06:12:06 am
When the apparition arrives the mood becomes unnerving. Marcellus, Barnardo, and Horatio are all stunned at the sight of it. Horatio even admits, "It harrows me with fear and wonder." He also says, once the ghost leaves, that he wouldn't have believed the guards if he hadn't seen the apparition with his own eyes. They are all stunned by the appearances of the dead king.
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