Hamlet - Act I, Scene i The people’s prior king has just died and Hamlet is their new king. In this scene it shows how the people and the soldiers are nervous about the new king Hamlet. The soldiers are nervous and jumpy and slightly paranoid. Hamlet killed Fortinbras and therefore received a large majority of Norway’s land. In this scene the mood is kind of scared and creepy because of the ghost, the recent death of the king, it being midnight, and because of the way the soldiers act around each other. Horatio has been asked to join the soldiers on the midnight watch because they want him to see the ghost. They have recently been seeing a ghost and want him to see it so he can believe it. Horatio is skeptical of this so called ghost, when suddenly it appears. You know the ghost isn’t a hallucination because not just one person sees it. Bernardo, Marcellus, and Horatio all see the ghost at the same time, and see the same thing. This ghost is foreshadowing for coming bad events. Horatio thinks it represents a dim future for Denmark. The ghost is a representation of the recent death of their king and turmoil ahead for Denmark. Also about the new ruling of King Hamlet. Hamlet has killed Fortinbras bringing Hamlet new land and fortune. Also the recent death of the king has transferred power to Hamlet the new king. Horatio is unsure of the new ruler and how he is going to do things. Also he thinks the ghost may be a ghost of Fortinbras trying to conquer his land back or that he is missing riches. Either way Horatio has an unsettling feeling about what is coming in the future.