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 06:52:32 am
Shakespeare sets the mood in the beginning of the play as a spooky and scary. When the ghost appears people are confused and that makes everyone curious and wanting to know what the ghost wants.
9/14/2015 06:52:56 am
Tis' bitter cold(cold night) , it harrows me with fear and wonder(scared and confused) , horatio you tremble and look pale.(scared)
9/14/2015 06:53:09 am
It's very dark and quiet. It has a very creepy mood as Marcellus and Bernardo tell Horatio about the ghost
9/14/2015 06:53:09 am
He creates a suspenseful environment because you do not know who the ghost is and it is in a way creepy. The ghost does not talk so we do not know if it's good or evil. Then we see it is King Hamlet, so that leaves us wondering what happened to him, so this scene is a combination of suspense & mystery.
9/14/2015 06:53:09 am
I think the mood of the story when the ghost appeared it is quiet and cold it is silent and nobody's around and the whole kingdom is greif struck because of the king the guards are keeping the kingdom safe and horatio has joined the guard to see the ghost of the king once it starts fly away because of the morning they are I fear and are confused by what this means
9/14/2015 06:53:19 am
The mood is creepy and eerie. It's night and they are searching for a ghost. We know it's night because Bernardo says tis now struck twelve.
9/14/2015 06:53:25 am
I think Shakespeare Is making the mood kind of dark and scary because this scene takes place at night with a ghost
9/14/2015 06:53:31 am
Shakespeare creates a mood of wonder of shock.
9/14/2015 06:54:58 am
Shakespeare is creating a mysterious and eree mood by leaving the reader in suspense and also with the setting.
9/14/2015 06:55:08 am
They start off kind of calm. They seem very aware of their surroundings. They seem alert by constantly asking who is around. As the scene goes on they become frightened and suspicious because of the ghost that has entered in.
9/14/2015 06:55:24 am
The castle starts off silent, "not a mouse was stirring". Then when the ghost appears the mood changes to a shock, "Stay! Speak! I charge thee, speak!
9/14/2015 06:55:41 am
We can learn from reading the first page that they are outside guarding something, and in the beginning of the text, Barnardo mentions that it is midnight. Francisco replies to Barnardo mentioning that he is cold and it has been a quiet night.
9/14/2015 06:55:47 am
He's creating Kind of like a "dramatic" mood.in the book on pg.11 Bernardo said "before my god, I might not this believe without the sensible and true avouch of mine own eyes" because they think it's the dead king and they kind of over exaggerate and make a big deal about how he looks, why he's there, where he last was, and just his existence in the setting
9/14/2015 06:56:43 am
He makes the mood dreary. It is night time which means it dark when the ghost appears. He uses the word fearful which gives us the idea that something is to come.
9/14/2015 06:56:55 am
Shakespeare creates this dark and mysterious scene in the first scene of Hamlet. It starts with guards on watch for a ghost and when the ghost appears it gets really spooky. All the guards are telling Horatio tell speak to the ghost. The guards are all kind of scared by him, plus Horatio is smarter than all of them. So they thought Horatio would get through the ghost
9/14/2015 06:57:57 am
The gaurds and horatio were nervous because they saw a ghost and the didnt know if it was real so they told prince hamlet about it and the wanted horatio to talk to it And he knew that it was the king and he was scared when it left cause he knew it was a real ghost creates a that makes you think why would the king be there
9/14/2015 06:58:11 am
The mood is suspenseful because of the ghost they see. Horatio says "before my god, I might not belive without the sensible and true a vouch of my own eyes"
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