Act 2, Sc. 2, lines 543-546: Explain how the suspense is heightened by Hamlet's comment to the actor.

Hamlet. A broken voice, and his whole function suiting

With forms to his conceit? And all for nothing!

For Hecuba!

What's Hecuba to him, or he to Hecuba,

That he should weep for her?

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The allusion to Hecuba during the play caused Hamlet to further question his mother's emotional response to his father's death. Hecuba is an emotional mess.... crying out is grief and despair, whereas, his own mother quickly moved on and remarried.... her brother-in-law to boot.