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hamlet act 1 scene1 - not see him yet It is also near the...

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Agnieszka Wynar 1 Agnieszka Wynar Mrs. Mancini AP Literature and Composition 5 October 2008 Hamlet Act I Scene I How does Shakespeare create the atmosphere of doubt and suspicion that will permeate through the play? Refer to lit/ technique(s). Shakespeare creates an atmosphere of doubt and suspicion from the first lines of the play. The scene opens with Bernardo coming to replace Francisco on the watch. It is dark so they do not know who is approaching. At first the readers do not know who is coming to replace who. Later Shakespeare clears the air of confusion to create an atmosphere of fear. Bernardo has seen the ghost of Hamlet. Francisco did
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Unformatted text preview: not see him yet. It is also near the time when the Ghost usually shows up. Everybody except Horatio ultimately becomes afraid of the ghost. The ghost is not willing to speak to Horatio therefore forming suspicion. It is suspicious to why the ghost of Hamlet does not want to speak to his son. Literary techniques used are not very vivid. To enhance the suspicion the author uses onomatopoeia in line 35 “tush tush, twill not appears.” He also uses Agnieszka Wynar 2 pairs through the play for supporting his ideas. For example he uses both Bernardo and Francisco for confirmation of the appearance of the ghost....
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