Hamlet Act 1, Scene 1 Comprehension and Analysis

Mood Feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader
Soliloquy A long speech expressing the thoughts of a character alone on stage
What reason does Marcellus give for inviting Horatio to observe the watch? Marcellus and Barnardo have seen a ghost twice on separate nights at 1 am. Horation did not believe them so they both decided to bring him along on watch to see the ghost.
What about the ghost makes the watchmen believe he is the ghost of the dead King of Denmark? The ghost is dressed like the King.
Horatio declares the ghost, “bodes some strange eruption to our state.” Who does he believe will threaten them and what is the reasoning behind his suspicions? Horatio tells Marcellus and Barnardo that he’s pretty sure that the appearance of the ghost in the form of their previous king signals that something is seriously wrong in their country.
What plan does Horation present to the others at the end of scene I and what is his reasoning? He believes that the King is trying to send a message that something is going to happen to Denmark
The mood in Scene I sets the tone for the entire play. Describe the mood established in Scene I using specific examples as evidence. The mood: The atmosphere is dark and supernatural. The feeling is uneasy. The supernatural aspect is held together by the ghost of Old Hamlet while the darkness is from the night.The Tone: We are lead to believe that the ghost is good and that he is warning us about an upcoming battle. We know the ghost is good because he is Old Hamlet.