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    In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Gertrude is Hamlet’s mother and Queen of Denmark. Hamlet and Queen Gertrude have a rocky relationship throughout the story., since he resents her for marrying her husband’s brother Claudius after he murdered the King (young Hamlet’s father, King Hamlet). Gertrude reveals no guilt in her marriage with Claudius. The immediacy of her second marriage suggest that there may be some question as to whether or not she was involved in the murder.

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    Shakespeare's Hamlet and its Gertrude

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    Hamlet and its Gertrude How queenly is the current queen in Shakespeare’s tragic drama Hamlet? Is she an unprincipled opportunist? A passion-dominated lover? A wife first and mother last? Let’s study her life in this play. Courtney Lehmann and Lisa S. Starks in "Making Mother Matter: Repression, Revision, and the Stakes of 'Reading Psychoanalysis Into’ Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet," comment on the contamination of the queen in Shakespeare’s Hamlet: Hamlet, a play that centres on the

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    Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Through out the play, characters are continuously stabbing each other in the back. The actions of the characters lead to conflict and distrust between characters. Shakespeare utilizes this to create the possibility for directors and readers interpretation to decide how to show things the text cannot. One of the situations that a reader can decide is Gertrude’s involvement in the murder of Old Hamlet. Although there is not much detail to the telling of the murder, Gertrude is shown

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    Barbara A. Mowat, and Paul Werstine. Hamlet. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2012. Print., Shakespeare uses the character Hamlet and Queen Gertrude to demonstrate how language can negatively impact a relationship through the use of dialogue. In this play, Hamlet is a prince with Queen Gertrude and King Hamlet as his parents. King Hamlet was killed while resting in the garden through the use of poison placed into his ear by Claudius, his brother. Queen Gertrude marries Claudius and he becomes King

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    The Character of Gertrude in Shakespeare's Hamlet It is tempting to condemn Gertrude as evil, but it is probably more sensible to consider her as weak and inconstant. Hamlet's heartfelt line "Frailty, thy name is woman" sums up his view of her actions early in the play. Like many of Shakespeare's women characters, she is "sketched in" rather than drawn in detail. We know that she has a deep affection for her son, which is commented on by Claudius in Act 4 "The Queen, his mother, lives almost

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    famous and memorable play Hamlet the character Gertrude played an impact on Hamlet by her acts of selfishness depicted throughout the play. However, in some cases she did mean well for her son, but her actions only resulted in a rage. Gertrude’s poor judgments of betrayal and selfishness result in the tragic conflicts with her son Hamlet. We first realize Gertrude’s poor judgments are her major flaw in the beginning of the play. As the mother of a grieving son, Gertrude should have been more considerate

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    Many see Gertrude as a voiceless character, that she is simple minded or witless. It is important to note, that whether she is a strong character or not in the play, she is innocent of murder. She has no part in the murder of her husband, but that does not mean she is not an adulterer. Hamlet sees Gertrude’s moral offence and is disgusted by it. In Hamlet’s mind, Gertrude was guilty simply by association with Claudius. Though, would Hamlet have condemned her to the same fate as Claudius in the end

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    Hamlet – the Character of Gertrude Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, presents ten male characters for every one female character. The only prominent female characters are two: Ophelia, Laertes’ sister and Polonius’ daughter; and Gertrude, the queen and wife of Claudius and mother of Hamlet. This essay will explore the character, role, and importance of Gertrude. Prince Hamlet initially appears in the play dressed in solemn black. His mother, Gertrude, is apparently disturbed by this and

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    Gertrude and Hamlet Hamlet's behavior is often explained using Freud's theory of sexual behavior; however the symptoms of bipolar disease explain Hamlet's behavior. Bipolar disease is defined as: "This disease causes symptoms like mood swings with periods of both depression and mania. They have consequent changes in thinking and behavior. Bipolar means the sharing of two poles, or high and low, having to do with mood."(2) " Hamlet's behavior throughout the play was extremely physical, excessive

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    Shakespeare's Hamlet - Regarding Gertrude

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    Regarding Hamlet’s Gertrude In William Shakespeare’s most famous tragedy Hamlet, the audience meets a queen who is a former and present queen. She was unhappy before – how does she feel now? Is she evil, guilty, motherly, lascivious? The multiple aspects of her personality deserve our attention. Angela Pitt in “Women in Shakespeare’s Tragedies” comments that Shakespeare’s Gertrude in Hamlet is, first and foremost, a mother: Gertrude evinces no such need to justify her actions and

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