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    with constant insulting behavior and judgment for their own choices? Hamlet treats Gertrude and Ophelia very poorly and tends to get verbally abusive with them multiple times, Hamlet has little respect for women and blames them for his problems. Both of these characters are a big part of Hamlet's life and and should be treated with affection and delicacy, Hamlet instead

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    Margarete Gertrude Zelle was born on August 7, 1876 in Holland. Her father owned a hat store that was successful until 1889. Her parents divorced after going bankrupt, and her mother died shortly after in 1891. Her father placed her and her siblings into the care of different relatives after remarrying in 1893. Margarete was taken in by her godfather in Sneek. During her stay there, she attempted to become a teacher, but after inappropriate conduct with the head of the college she was attending,

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    Gertrude Berg's Life and Accomplishments

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    Gertrude Berg’s life began on October 3, 1899, in New York. Her parents were Dinah and Jacob Edelstien. Gertrude’s parents had no other children after her; therefore, she was an only child (Gertrude Berg). When she was older her father, Jacob, bought the Fliechmann’s abandoned house and they turned it into a hotel (Berg). This was the home of an extremely wealthy family at one time. As a young child, she loved to write and act out the stories she wrote for the guest at the hotel. Unfortunately, her

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    “A Rose is a rose is a rose”, is a quote written from the American born author Gertrude Stein. Stein was best known for her “modernist writings, her extensive art collecting, and literary salon in 1920s Paris.” She was born in the the United States and moved to Europe at a later age where she did most of her writing. Gertrude Stein was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania on February 3rd, 1874. She was the the youngest out of five children. Her family was considered to be a upperclass German-Jewish-American

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    Gertrude Ederle was a famous American swimmer who was born on October 23, 1906 in New York City, New York. Ederle loved the sport of swimming ever since she was a child, and she held 29 national and world amateur swimming records between 1921 and 1925. She also broke seven swimming records on afternoon at Brighton Beach, New York. With a time of seven hours and eleven minute, Gertrude Ederle broke the old men’s record of swimming from New York Battery to Sandy Hook, New Jersey. In the 1924 Olympic

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    Gertrude Flannery resides in Shady Hill but is out of sync with the upper crest residents. Her destructive behavior and self-absorbing behavior gave her little commonalties except with Jupiter and Francis Weed. They all have issues living in their environment. Gertrude wandered from house to house creating chaos, parents is disarray. “Looking into your son’s crib, you would find it empty, and looking further, you would find that Gertrude had pushed him in his baby carriage into the next village

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    Gertrude Mary Cox Essay

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    The Adventures Of Gertrude Mary Cox Gertrude Mary Cox was born on a farm in Dayton, Iowa on January 13th 1900. Gertrude and her family soon moved to Perry, Iowa where she attended public school. Her family was very involved in the church and believed in being church activist. Cox was closest with her mother and she says her mother is her biggest inspiration. Gertrude came about enrolling at Iowa State College in a unique way. She first took a 2-year social science course, and then was a housemother

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    True Love In Hamlet

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    easily relate to numerous events that took place during the course of the play, however, none of them are more interesting then the question of true love. The words true love do not encompass Hamlet and Ophelia; but, Gertrude and Claudius. Many readers of Hamlet assume that Gertrude and Claudius were madly in love with out truly investigating the nature of their “marriage.” Most arguments on this topic are solely based around one misread and overlooked passage. The ghost clearly pronounced “Ay, that

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    Hamlet from a Feminist Perspective

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    Shakespeare’s Hamlet, shows strong prejudice against woman especially with such characters of Ophelia and Gertrude. Shakespeare created an interesting character with Gertrude; he created a character that sits in the middle of all the conflict and appears to not partake in much of it. However Gertrude does seem intent in defusing it at every possible chance she receives. Gertrude is a central figure in the play. She appears a great deal but doesn’t say much – implying mystery and creating an interesting

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    two poor souls, who both experience through betrayal, suffer from heartbreak, die with despair. Do they commit suicide because of their miserable lives? Yes, but not exactly. The ones they love also lay the “murderous hands” on them--- Ophelia and Gertrude, the characters from Hamlet. These two women believe without a doubt that the men they love feel the same for them. On the contrary, what they get in return are cheat, betrayal, and heartbreak instead of love. So in a way, these two characters are

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    Hamlet. A comparison of the love relationship between Ophelia and Hamlet and Gertrude and Claudius, will illustrate that betrayal, selfishness and lack of love cause the downfall of these relationships. There are many examples of betrayal in the play Hamlet. In these examples betrayal leads to the destruction of relationships. Claudius is the king of Denmark and he will do anything to stay that way. His wife Gertrude loves her son Hamlet and Claudius knows that. In order to stay king he must

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    Rewriting Canonical Portrayals of Women

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    Rewriting Canonical Portrayals of Women In her collection of short stories, Good Bones (O. W. Toad, 1992), Margaret Atwood (1939 - ) has included Gertrude Talks Back, a piece that rewrites the famous closet scene in Shakespeare´s Hamlet. The character of Hamlet´s mother has posed problems of interpretation to readers, critics and performers, past and present, and has been variously or simultaneosly appraised as a symbol of female wantonness, the object of Hamlet´s Oedipus complex, and an example

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    women in the play. Gertrude and Ophelia are the only female characters in the play, and their characters are formed by their interactions with Hamlet. Gertrude and Hamlet have a relationship that leans toward sexual tension and Hamlet seems to be disappointed in his mother. Hamlet’s father and king has died before the play, and now Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius, is now king and has married Gertrude. Hamlet is disgusted by Gertrude’s quick marriage to Claudius, he feels that Gertrude should have mourned

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    and Gertrude. Both characters are the bearers of power and knowledge in the play that keep men and society sane throughout. Though it is man’s insanity that overpowers their qualities and ultimately influences Ophelia’s and Gertrude’s behavior, leading to diminish the minds, bodies, and souls of these women. As Ophelia and Gertrude act as a source of power and knowledge under the influence of men, this leads to the progressive decaying of their identities. The traits that Ophelia and Gertrude carry

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    with his dead father, mother and step-father. His relationship with Gertrude, one of the only two women in the play, provides Hamlet with a deep sense of anger and pain. Hamlet feels that Gertrude has betrayed his father by marrying with his brother. Throughout the play, he is consumed with avenging his father's death and all the mistreatment the former King had suffered and still suffers after his life is over. Gertrude adds to the dead King's tarnished memory by not mourning and instead rejoicing

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    Women as the Driving Action of the Play in Macbeth by William Shakespeare The female characters of the play - Gertrude and Ophelia - are each given unique personalities which influence the conclusion of the story. I think that both women play important roles and while each character is different in individual ways, they share similar qualities. Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius (a chief advisor to King Claudius). Shakespeare does very little to develop her character: she has very little

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    Hamlet Character Analysis

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    just like his weak-minded mother, Gertrude. Queen Gertrude is easily led by others, and is not characterized as a woman who can particularly think for herself. According to Alison Findlay’s Women in Shakespeare, “Descriptions by Hamlet, father and son, characterize Gertrude as lustful and therefore weak”(Findlay 152). She cannot think for herself easily and is often led by those who can help quench her sensual desires, such as King Claudius. Hamlet says to Gertrude: “In the rank sweat of an enseamed

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    In Act V, scene ii in the play, it is every man for himself - kill or be killed. Claudius yells at Gertrude not to drink the wine and she seems oblivious to the poison. King Claudius says “Gertrude, do not drink” and the Queen replies “I will, my lord; I pray you pardon me” (Shakespeare V.ii.282-283). It is suggested that Claudius loves Gertrude as he attempts to stop her from drinking the poisoned flagon of wine. However, in the movie Gertrude’s character’s facial expression

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    treatment of Gertrude and Ophelia eventually leads to both of their deaths, which in turn leads to Hamlet’s own death. The play shows the internal and external struggles of all the characters, which allows one to see both the reasons and the results of gradual insanity. The way a man treats his mother is the way he treats all women. This is certainly true for Hamlet, who has deeply-rooted contempt for his mother, Gertrude. This contempt is obvious in the way he treats both Gertrude and the woman

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    touches on many aspects of Queen Gertrude as a character. In multiple parts of the play Shakespeare refers to Gertrude as an "adulterate beast" which would mean that Gertrude and Claudius would have had to be involved with each other even before the death of King Claudius and that Gertrude was knowledgeable of the plan the entire time. If they were both involved with the murder of the previous king Claudius would have treated Gertrude as accomplice, which he does not. Gertrude allows herself to be called

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