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The extract which is the ending of the first act sets the scene for the three next acts It is the moment when the introduction ends and the main action of the play the building up of tension aimed towards the tragic ending begins This scene carries a lot of importance as it is the scene which determines in a nutshell what is going to happen for the rest of the play It shows another side of Hamlets personality and gives the audience a vague hint as to what the morals of the play are The extract reveals Hamlet to be a competent young man who gets things done instead of endlessly procrastinating about whether or not he should carry out his duty He swears to the ghost that he will never forget or cease to take his quest seriously that he will carry it out as soon as he possibly can Hamlet seems to take the entire affair as if his life depended on it as he makes the other characters in the scene swear by his sword that they will never repeat what he is going to tell them This was at the time an unbreakable oath On the other hand he appears to be a dramatic type of person He says more than he needs to and beats around the bush instead of getting straight to the point as can be seen when he sermons Horatio and Marcellus This is reminiscent of Polonius character of saying what could be said in one sentence in a paragraph He seems to be infatuated with the idea still in shock from the news that he received from the ghost The shock would be all the more profound as he was depressed before the scene in question it comes as a wake up call for him The reader gets the impression that Hamlet is going to kill Claudius as soon as he can that he
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