Paper type: Assignment (132 words)
What does the audience learn about the setting of the play from the opening lines of the first scene? Check all that apply.
-The weather is cold.
-It is late at night.
-The story takes place at a castle.
How do the setting and dialogue in the first scene of Hamlet affect the audience?
They set a dark and eerie mood appropriate for a serious play.
Write two to three sentences explaining how the introduction of the ghost in Act I of Hamlet helps draw the audience into the play.
The appearance of the ghost helps create an eerie mood and grabs the audience’s attention. The ghost does not speak, which adds mystery and suspense. An audience would probably want to know more about why the ghost is there and what it will do.