It is not, nor it cannot come to good. (Hoy, 11) It is understandable Hamlet is upset with his mother for forgetting about his father and marrying his uncle, Claudius. In Hamlet's eyes, his father deserves more than one month of mourning and by remarrying so quickly, the queen has sullied King Hamlet's memory. This remarriage is a sin and illegal, however special dispensation was made because she is queen. Hamlet's opinion of his mother worsens as the play progresses because his father, who appears as a ghost, tells him of his mother's adulterous behavior and his uncle's shrewd and unconscionable murder.
As the mother of a grieving son, Gertrude should have been more sensitive to Hamlet's feelings. Instead, less than two months after King Hamlet's death, Gertrude remarries Claudius, her dead husband's own brother. Gertrude should have realized how humiliated Hamlet would feel as a result, because at that time it was considered incestuous for a widow to marry her husband's brother. There is also jealousy on the part of a son, who feels that his mother should be giving him more attention during the mourning period. Gertrude is not in touch with her own son's feelings to see why he is angry.
His uncle, on the other hand, was never approved of by Hamlet to begin with: ("So excellent a king, that was to this Hyperion to a satyr" I.ii.139-140). Even though at the death of King Hamlet, Gertrude showed signs of pain and agony: "all tears" (I.ii.149), "Within a month" (I.ii.153) did Gertrude decide to forget about her husband and find new love in his uncle; a man completely different from old Hamlet: "My father's brother, but no more like my father / Than I to Hercules" (I.ii.152-153) not to mention that he discovers that his beloved father was murdered by the hands of his uncle: "Thus was I sleeping by a brother's hand" (I.v.5.80). The marriage ceremony takes place with "most wicked speed" (I.ii.156) while Hamlet is still mourning for his father's death as "Clouds still hang on [him]" (I.
Furthermore, Hamlet’s procrastination plays a huge role in the play. Because of Hamlet’s procrastination he causes many unnecessary deaths throughout the play. The examples of madness, sarcasm, suicide, and procrastination mentioned earlier shows what kind of person Hamlet is. However, Hamlet’s procrastination/indecision was a fatal flaw. Since Hamlet took ages to take his revenge, he gave Claudius to make plans of his own—Claudius’s own plan to have Hamlet killed.
This quick marriage to Claudius made Hamlet wonder if his father had just died, or if he was murdered. If his father was murdered, his mother must have known about the murder, or she would not have married Claudius so quickly. Gertrude was absent in Hamlets life too often, which turned him to acting like he was crazy.
His feelings of abandonment create a boiling hatre... ... middle of paper ... ...es still care about them both. Hamlet understands that Ophelia was just doing as she was told, and he struggles with himself over his feelings. When he learns that she has died, he feels guilt and acknowledges that "I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers / Could not with all their quantity of love / Make up my sum" (Hamlet, IV, i, 285-287). Hamlet forgives Gertrude of her deeds too, for after Claudius poisons her, Hamlet takes revenge upon him in the name of both his father and his mother, "Then, venom, to thy / work... // Drink off this potion.
Hamlet loves his mother dearly in the beginning of the play. In Sova’s article “Hamlet” she explains how Hamlet’s ghost father tells him to leave his mother alone, “leave her to heav’n.” Hamlet obeying his father’s orders leads readers to believe that he loves his mother even if she did marry his father’s brother. However at the end of the play his mind is overtaken by the thought of his mother’s sexual actions with Claudius and he is not able to think. In “Love in Hamlet” Rosenberg explains that “his confusion over his mother’s involvement with Claudius raises for Hamlet the question of whether all women are innately whores.” At this point Hamlet no longer cares about his mother, he only cares about her relations with his father’s brother Claudius. Although the relationship between Hamlet and his mother is uncertain in some parts of the play, by the end it is clear how they both feel about each
Hamlets uncle was the one who poisoned Hamlets father. This is because his uncle wanted to become king by marrying Hamlets mother, Gertrude. It is shown how much Hamlet loves his father throughout this play. Some of these examples include, Hamlet trying to figure out how his father died and in doing so he pushed the love of his life aside. He was also mad at his mother for trying to replace his dad so quickly, and he was quick to want to kill his uncle when he found the truth out about his dad’s
With Gertrude saying ‘all that lives must die’ she is stating that it is no big deal that his father, her husband, has just passed away since it is completely normal and it happens to everyone. Hamlet sees this as complete disrespect towards his father since it has barely been two months since his death and she has already stopped mourning. Hamlet lets her know that just because he looks like he is depressed does not mean that he is, she does not know how he is feeling on the inside, only he knows that. With Gertrude’s lack of respect for Hamlet’s feelings regarding his father’s death, he is justified for his bitter and hostile view of
Prior to the opening of the drama, Gertrude was having an incestuous affair with her husbands brother, Claudius. Claudius then killed his brother (King Hamlet), and shortly after married Gertrude. Prince Hamlet could not handle this and was disgusted by the entire situation. He then decided to put on an "Antic Disposition," meaning that he will pretend to be crazy in order to find out the details of what is going on. Gertrude observes that Hamlet is not his usual self, and she feels responsible because her remarriage is so soon after her old husbands death.