Dramatic Irony In Shakespeare's Hamlet

254 Words2 Pages
During Act 1 Scene 5, a ghost arrives who is actually Hamlet’s father. He informs Hamlet that Claudius is the murderer of his father. Then, Hamlet thinks of a mischievous plan for revenge. In the play of Shakespeare, dramatic irony is key in shaping the play as the audience feels various emotions and are kept away from the truth. In Act 1, Scene 5 the ghost revealed that a snake bit King Hamlet. Everyone in Denmark believed that the previous king was killed because of the snake. However, this is false and only the audience and Hamlet know the truth. Thus, showing dramatic irony. From this incident the audience feels pity and sorrow for Hamlet. Hamlet lost his father not knowing that someone murdered him and the same person is now holding

More about Dramatic Irony In Shakespeare's Hamlet

Open Document