Hamlet Hsc to What Extent Is Your Personal Response to Shakespeare’S Exploration of Conflict in Hamlet Shaped by the Composer’S Use of Dramatic Techniques?

Q1 To what extent is your personal response to Shakespeare’s exploration of conflict in Hamlet shaped by the composer’s use of dramatic techniques? (North Sydney Girls 2010 Trial)
The play Hamlet, composed by William Shakespeare in 1601, transcends time to   provide a fundamental value and insight into the exploration of conflict. As a responder, I have attained essential comprehension of the complex, multidimensional protagonist, Hamlet. Though his internal conflict expressed through themes such as the verisimilitude especially in relation to deceptive appearances, the central elements of a revenge tragedy, the notion of revenge and justice which hence allows me to attain an insight into the human condition. As a result of studying this text, I am offered extensive insight into the moral conflict of Hamlet as well as the antihero Claudius through the use of soliloquies, asides and language forms.
The thematic concept of verisimilitude is extensively conveyed through Hamlet as a means of ameliorating the societal conflict within the state of Denmark , this enables the audience to understand the conflict in Hamlet’s mind. Shakespeare uses the symbolic and recurring motif of the Ghost, a catalyst and bad omen an the Elizabethan context, as a manifestation of Hamlet’s ‘anti-disposition’ hence enabling the tragic hero to challenge the dimensions of reality. As a result, Hamlet becomes the embodiment of deceptive appearances as his emotive soliloquies and dialogue with comrade, Horatio reveals his rational and former self using iambic pentameter “one may smile and smile and be a villain”. The dramatic disruptions of the Ghost throughout the play creates tension between the characters as well as the audience as it consequently is labelled as product of Hamlet’s feigned madness “Alas he’s mad!”. The continual questioning by character in the play towards Hamlet’s madness captures and maintains the audience interest in the Globe Theatre and in modern Theatres....