Tone Analysis Of Hamlet

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In Hamlet by William Shakespeare there are many tone shifts in the first act. In Act 1 Horatio tells Marcellus and Barnardo why they are in constant preparation and says “In the most high and palmy state of Rome, A little ere the mightiest Julius fell, The graves stood tenantless…” (I.i.124-127) This shows a tone of caution and fear, many is worried about an invasion. In the second scene the Queen and King questions Hamlet about why is he still grieving and he says “That can denote me truly. These indeed ‘seem,’ For they are actions that a man might play” (I.ii.86-87) This shows an annoyed tone where the King and Queen want Hamlet to get over his father's death. In the fourth scene Horatio is with Hamlet trying to find the ghost and it enters

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