Response to the Hamlet Play by William Shakespeare

It is much appealing to the readers in that the long-awaited moment is witnessed at the end of Act 2 of the Hamlet play by William Shakespeare. Right from the end of Act 1 through the two scenes in Act 2, the audience has waited for King Hamlet to revenge against King Claudius. King Hamlet advocates the play The Murder of Gonzago to be played in enhanced scenes so as to make Claudius killed King Hamlet before he resurrected. However, the end of Act 2 is just a preparation of act 3, scene 1 where conspiracy among the main characters continues (MacDonald 39). Shakespeare has created suspense in the audience in the transition from Act 2 to Act 3.
From the stage confrontation facilitated by Ophelia, it is evident that Claudius is aware of the threat that Hamlet is posing to him. This is a unique character trait possessed by Claudius because he can deduce the actual cause of Hamlet’s excitement, unlike the other characters. It is interesting that even after revealing the cause of Hamlet’s behaviours, he acts more in calculated moves.