When Gertrude’s husband, King Hamlet died, Gertrude didn’t show much emotion towards his death. Unlike Hamlet her son who was really hurt when he found out his dad had died. Gertrude might have acted this way so that she could be seen by Hamlet as a strong woman. “Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour off, and let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark. Do not for ever with thy vailed lids seek for thy noble father indust. Thou know’st ‘tis common all that lives must die, passing through nature to eternity” (1,2, 70-74). Shakespeare here lets us know that Gertrude wanted Hamlet to move on with his life and wants him to forget about the king 's death. It is not easy to lose a loved one, especially someone who you have grown to love such as your father. Gertrude is acting strong because she doesn’t want her son to worry about her. She is hurting from the inside, but wants to be strong for her son so, that he would not be hurting more because of her. That is why she wants Hamlet to move on with his life so that she isn’t constantly being reminded of...
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...Here, Hamlet, take my napkin rub thy brows. The Queen carouses to thy fortune, Hamlet...I will, my lord, I pray you pardon me...No, no, the drink, the drink! O my dear Hamlet! The drink, the drink! I am poisoned (5,2, 292-320). Many people would be scared for their life and wouldn’t want to take their life away but unlike the Queen she is determined to consume the poison without any hesitation. She doesn’t reveal any emotion towards her own death yet she knows that by drinking the poison she will die. The Queen must have done this to try to get either Hamlet or Claudius reaction so that they would stop fighting one another. But it didn’t quite workout her way instead she ended up killing herself.
Throughout the book the Queen is viewed as a very fatalistic women who isn’t really scared of death and has no reaction toward the different deaths that she has widness.
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