In many novels/plays, authors give internal events such as personal awakenings and discoveries to exemplify elements of suspense, climax, and excitement. In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, Shakespeare gives certain internal events such as: Hamlet's discovery of how his father was murdered, Hamlet's change in personality when he realizes that it was his uncle, and Hamlet's discovery of how everyone who was a supporter of Claudius was out to kill him an importance on an external level. His discovery of how his father was murdered gave his external actions a lot of suspense and excitement. Hamlet's change in personality was an element of climax because this is where Hamlet begins his "downward spiral" of destruction. Hamlet's discovery of how everyone is against him brings a lot of excitement because he has to constantly evade this people to stay alive.
When the ghost of his father tells Hamlet that Claudius murdered him, something goes off in Hamlet's head. Shakespeare's plays normally follow this method: first act (introduction of conflict), second act (rising action), third act (climax), fourth act (falling action), and fifth act (conclusion). This event happened in the first act. It brought up a lot of suspense and excitement because of all the mystery that surrounds this topic. It wasn't clear whether Hamlet was planning to do anything or not. Shakespeare uses this very well in order to prepare the reader for the rising action, which will lead to the climax and eventually to the end. Other factors that give the realization of the murder the amount of suspense that it does, includes the actions of the ghost. The ghost acts very mysteriously and Hamlet has to fight with himself in order to decide whether to really believe his father's ghost or not. That progression itself provides a lot of suspense because it is extremely hard to tell what Hamlet is going to do. .
During Act III, Hamlet's personality goes through a huge shift.