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In this essay I am going to explore the way that Shakespeare has written the play Hamlet and also the devices he uses to create suspense I will also try and analyse the dramatic impact the linguistic style and the devices have on an audience watching or reading the play Throughout the play Shakespeare demonstrates the many qualities that Hamlet has He demonstrates Hamlet as an intellectual character that uses words to fight his enemies The fact that Hamlet uses a senile act To put an antic disposition on to fool his enemies proves that he is in fact an intellectual character This would be a way that Shakespeare has thought to create suspense the unpredictability of Hamlets behaviour is full of suspense It leaves us thinking what will he do next and where will this act get him later on in the play He is different from the stereotypical view of a heroin This presentation makes us as an audience conform to Hamlet This is how Shakespeare has moulded our perception of Hamlet The ghost of Hamlets father appears to Horatio Barnardo and Marcellus twice during the night it says nothing to them despite their valiant efforts to question it This would be one of Shakespeares devices of creating suspense on the stage A protagonist would appear twice without saying anything whilst being questioned by three people who see it as the ghost of hamlets father This would arouse curiosity as to why is he and how did he become a ghost Suspense is created because he has chosen to appear speechless and say nothing It is also humorous Revenge is the main theme of this play The ghost of Hamlets father who was killed by his brother Claudius brings the theme of revenge forward to Hamlet So art thou to revenge when thou shalt here These are the first words he says to Hamlet The ghost tries
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