Hamlet. Act 1.

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HAMLET: ESSAY ON ACT ONE         Act one of HAMLET is an excellent introductory act. Shakespeare establishes atmosphere, by introducing the major characters, the role of the supernatural, the revenge plot, the love plot, and the contrast of the Fortinbras plot, as well as Hamlet's fiegned madness. Through his unique writing style, Shakespeare sets us up for the rest of the story, and captures the reader's attention, making him want read more.         Shakespeare establishes the atmosphere …

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…short scenes, Shakespeare introduces seven important characters, including the ghost of King Hamlet. He has also made the reader aware of the domestic situation of the royal family, and has made the audience realize that this is a play of revenge. Shakespeare writes act one of Hamlet in such a way, that it captures the readers attention, and using the tools of foreshadowing, an suspense, he makes his audience urge to know and read more.