William Shakespeare 's ' Hamlet '

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Eric Sherman

Mr. Capozzi

AP Literature and Composition

31 October 2014


As stars with trains of fire and dews of blood,
Disasters in the sun, and the moist star Upon whose influence Neptune’s empire stands
Was sick almost to doomsday with eclipse. And even the like precurse of feared events,
As harbingers preceding still the fates And prologue to the omen coming on,
Have heaven and earth together demonstrated Unto our climatures and countrymen. (125-135)

4) In the text spoken by Horatio it seems to follow the idea that fear is pervasive. Horatio claims that all ghosts are bad in the city, who talked bad about one another after the death of Julius Caeser was assassinated. Evil diction is present in the passage as
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7) The significance of the quote is used to establish context about previous wars that existed in the country and attempt to give some context of exactly how bad ghosts are that run the streets. It is also mentioned that ghosts are very hard to destroy as “And our vain blows malicious mockery.” The entire chapter utilized a short syntax that is further followed by a long and complex sentence structure. The purpose of this syntactical structure is to keep the reader engaged and the short sentences and abrupt sentences are used to build up to long explanations.


2) In this scene, there is an innumerous amount of pathos evident. Firstly the audience is introduced to the idea of mourning and to death. Hamlets father has died and as a result, Hamlets mother married his uncle. With this in mind Hamlet is facing severe depression and thinks about suicide. Marcelles and Bernardo later think that they see Hamlets father as ghost. Without this scene there would be a lack off insight of hamlets persona and a lack of transition between chapter 1.1 and 1.2 pertaining to the ghosts.

My father’s spirit in arms. All is not well.
I doubt some foul play. Would the night were come!
Till then sit still, my soul. Foul deeds will rise,
Though all the earth o 'erwhelm them, to men’s eyes.

In this quote Hamlet responds to the fact that his father’s
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