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The Damage caused by Gertrude Shakespeare repeatedly tackles sexuality within The Tragedy of Hamlet. Sexuality is important when establishing the reasons for Hamlet’s desires, mood swings, and his constant struggle with gender identity because sexuality is in the center of it all. For example, highlighted in act 3.4 Hamlet argues with his mother, Gertrude, over the content of the performance that Hamlet directed. Hamlet outright accuses his mother of being a whore and of being deceitful for marry her husband’s brother. However, Hamlet’s angry is much more deeply rooted because his acting out against Gertrude is not simply because of her betrayal and incest-like sexual desires, it is more or so because now he has to question himself and his
Iago's incessant deception and lies cause Othello's judgment to be eclipsed by insecurity, jealousy and lack of trust towards his wife leading to his tragic demise. Despite of Othello's status, he seems to naively trust Iago who insinuates that Desdemona is committing adultery. Ironically, Othello easily distrusts his own wife. Hoover Jordan illustrates Men's attitude towards women: "Othello foolishly trusts all men, or in the more elaborate phrase of Edward Dowden, 'he looks on men with a gaze too large and royal to suspect them of malignity and fraud". From there to Frank Harris's contemptuous term 'a credulous fool' is but a step.
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She complies with his wishes, agreeing to return any tokens of Hamlet’s love to him, verify t... ... middle of paper ... ...course, ultimately infuriates and intensifies his urge for revenge. Because of Gertrude’s refusal to acknowledge her sins, Hamlet becomes even more personally motivated to kill Claudius for revenge. Queen Gertrude, though ignorant, has a huge impact on the play because her betrayal and abandonment motivates Hamlet to get revenge. When writing Hamlet, Shakespeare created a complex play that relies on the roles of two important women to aid the progression of the plot. Although Queen Gertrude and Ophelia rarely speak, they function as a way for the men become informed about Hamlet’s mental state and motives for madness.
Two recent film productions of the play, Kenneth Branaugh’s Hamlet and the Zeffirelli’s Hamlet, each show a different fatal flaw in Hamlet. Branaugh shows his fatal flaw to be that Hamlet over thinks everything. Zeffirelli accentuates the Oepipus Complex in Hamlet meaning that Hamlet is jealous over his mother. Branaugh and Zeffirelli both use different methods to illustrate their interpretations. There are many opinions as to what Hamlet’s fatal flaw is.
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He wishes that “…the Everlasting had not fixed/ His cannon ‘gainst self-slaughter” (1.2.135-36). Hamlet is overwrought by the situation. He used to admire his mother for how much she loved King Hamlet, but now he just sees her as a wanton woman in an incestuous marriage with a vile man that he despises. Above all else, Hamlet is shocked at his mother’s prompt remarriage, and he is disappointed that she would sink to such a low level (Bradley 104). In Hamlet’s opinion “…a beast that wants discourse of reason/ Would have mourned longer” (1.2.