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An example of foreshadowing is when Hamlet’s father came to him as a ghost to inform him of his murder, this caused a rage within Hamlet that foreshadows his revenge. This revenge led to the death of his uncle, mother, and himself. It also created Hamlet’s wild behavior, and caused him possibly to become insane..
Another example is Hamlet’s sudden unusual behavior toward Ophelia, which foreshadows a fatal outcome for the two lovers. His treatment toward Ophelia was so horrible and devastating that it caused her great pain. After the death of her father she went crazy and ended up killing (drowning) herself.
I also liked the quote by Marcellus “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” (I, IV) My interpretation of this quote is the smell of death is in the air. This is an evil or tragic death. Which leads the reader (audience) to believe that s...