Disorder in Hamlet

Act 1, Scene 1
The play begins mid action with short, monosyllabic sentences, and a number of questions. The introduction is interesting because it establishes a feeling of confusion and therefore disorder.
The Ghost of King Hamlet appears and is a clear sign of disorder as Ghosts only appear if they have unfinished business on earth or to warn about something.   This assumption is supported by Horatio’s statement (line 69) “This bodes some strange eruption to our state”, which suggests that the Ghost must be bringing warning of misfortune and further develops this state of disorder.
Marcellus asks Horatio and Barnardo why there has been such a massive mobilization of Danish war forces recently.   Marcellus’s lack of knowledge suggests confusion within the military forces as he, a Danish Soldier, should know what is going on.
Act 1, Scene 2
This Scene begins with Claudius’s address about the death of his brother, and his new marriage to his brother’s Wife, Gertrude. This situation suggests disorder within the Monarchy. At the time, this marriage would have been considered incestuous, and the rush marriage suggests adultery, which further establishes the idea of disorder.
Claudius’s assumption of the thrown of Denmark is also a signal of disorder as the “King” is to be chosen by God, and represents God on Earth.
Horatio tells Hamlet that he has seen the Ghost of King Hamlet, who responds with surprise, and decides that he must talk with the Ghost of his father. This also suggests disorder within the Monarchy as the appearance of a Ghost suggests there are bad things to come, and Gertrude and Claudius have just refused Hamlet leave to University.   It’s possible that he hopes to find out what is really going on.
Act 1, Scene 3
Ophelia and Hamlet are of different social classes and therefore their “love” suggests a societal disorder.
Polonius appears overly involved in Ophelia’s love life. His paranoia implies that there is something dishonest going...