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    that Hamlet feels, alongside his great intellect, allows him to treat Ophelia and Gertrude with inexcusable behavior. This leaves many to believe that Hamlet hates women, when that is not the case. Hamlet does not hate women; he is hurt by the two women who are supposed to be his role models of what women are. His beloved father is “but two month’s dead!-nay, not so much, not two” (Shakespeare). And his mother, Gertrude, is already moving on. Hamlet knows his father loved

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    Hamlet and Gertrude’s Relationship Hamlet’s relationship with his mother Gertrude is one of mostly rage, hatred, and possibly jealousy that could have been from loving her in a romantic sense. Hamlet finds out that Gertrude marries his father’s brother soon after his father’s death and goes in a fury. He yells at her and he calls her an incestuous beast. Whether or not this is from hatred for Claudius, Gertrude, or even out of jealousy are all cases that can be very well argued. The fluctuating emotions

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    Stereotypes In Hamlet

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    as Ophelia and Queen Gertrude. This demonstrates Shakespeare’s support and strong belief on the English Renaissance stereotypes of women and their sexuality. For instance, although Ophelia, and Queen Gertrude both suffer seriously from resentment, both females are generally read as minor characters in the play which is shown through the deaths of both

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    Women play a vastly important role in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Gertrude, the Queen and Hamlets mother and Ophelia, Hamlets love interest, are the two main women in Hamlet. These women are constantly manipulated, controlled, and taken advantage of by male characters in Hamlet. In Act I Scene II Lines 142-159 Hamlet condenses the role of women in one simple quote Hamlet: Heaven and earth! Must I remember? Why, she would hang on him As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on: and yet

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    Death And Death In Hamlet

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    women as impulsive, simple minded and under the control of male figures. Moreover, Gertrude is very cold hearted and is insensitive to her husband 's death. When she witnesses a situation that causes her concern, she refuses to hold strong in her opinion of the current matter(kinda Awk). For example, when Polonius accused Hamlet (II) of stalking Ophelia, the audience can see the Queen’s lack of backbone. Gertrude 's response to this accusation is, “I doubt it is no other than the main, his father’s

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    Hamlet

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    In Act 3, scene 4 lines 52 through 93, Hamlet confronts his mother, Gertrude and explains his suspicions about his uncle, Claudius, being a poison that infected and ruined his mother’s soul. The passage gives readers a deep insight into both Hamlet and Gertrude Hamlet’s true feelings for his mother are exposed in a verbal attack as he explains Claudius is an unworthy man who seduced his mother and murdered his father. The conversation is important to the storyline of Hamlet because Gertrude’s character

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    a tragedy about revenge and philosophical thinking, but it indirectly emphasizes societies’ views toward women. Shakespeare does a fantastic job at depicting the expected behavior and roles of women through his female characters; Ophelia and Gertrude. Gertrude and Ophelia are portrayed as weak and dependent, a common belief of society toward many women of the time. Hamlet was written and published during the late middle ages (14th -15th century). A time when women were necessary, simply due to their

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    The Women Hidden in the Shadows When writing a play, Shakespeare always aimed at strategically displaying misfortunes with romance and bold actions. The females in Hamlet, Ophelia and Gertrude, both play roles with little importance, which demonstrates the lack of independence present; causing these characters to solely rely of the main characters of the play— the men. Although Shakespeare often wrote tragedies, it is no secret that he kept a place in his heart for romance. The female roles in

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    Act 3 Scene 4 of Hamlet Act 3 Scene 4, so called the closet scene, is the first time we see Hamlet and Gertrude together alone. In this scene Hamlet releases his anger and frustration at his mother for the sinful deed she has committed i.e. her marriage to her brother-in-law and the murderer. We can see that Gertrude is unaware of her husband's murder when she says `As kill a King?' and it is the first time she confronts her own behavior. There is a conflict between the two; Hamlet gives

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    Polonius talks to the Queen with disrespect; he commands Gertrude to "Look you lay home to him. / Tell him his pranks have been too broad to bear with” (3.4.12). Polonius is commanding how Gertrude should talk to her son, although she is royalty he thinks because Gertrude is a woman that is how she should speak to Hamlet. Polonius is directing her

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    Hamlet Reflection

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    Once Gertrude retreats and is back into the arms of Claudius, she tells her traumatic story on how Hamlet killed Polonius, stabbing right through an arras. She confesses to Claudius about his execution, although her tone has changed in a way where it seems that she is defending him: "His madness allows a glimmering of morality to shine through, like a vein of gold in a chunk of coal. He weeps for what he has done," acting as if Hamlet had sorrow for what he has done (IV.i.24-27). This could possibly

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    Theme Of Women In Hamlet

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    Hamlet takes place in Elsinore, a city in Denmark, during the middle ages, a time populated and controlled by men. In the beginning of the play, two women, Gertrude and Ophelia, appear to be weak, insignificant characters in the play but as time passes their roles and involvement with the main plots is amplified. In the beginning of the play Gertrude has a lot to gain from the actions of others, Ophelia mirrors Hamlet in his decline into insanity due to their struggle with internal conflicts. Throughout

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    carefully represents Getrude and Ophelia. Individually, Gertrude is essentially seen as weak and immoral whilst Ophelia is seen as meek and a victim of society. Collectively, they are seen to fulfil a conventional 16th century role, and it is as our beliefs and views of women change that we are able to perceive the characters in a different angle. At the beginning of the play, we get a very biased insight into the character of Gertrude and how those around her perceive her. This is because

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    Same Flesh and Bone Ever since Eve was fashioned from Adam’s rib, men have viewed women as objects that they use and abuse like an extension themselves. This idea exists because over time men have become to see themselves as superior beings. This idea has been reinforced by years of culture and tradition; it can be found in the media, the workplace and has even made its way into literature through the mind of William Shakespeare. In his play Hamlet, he explores themes of sexuality and how men view

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    comes in contact with him. The suffering of others in the story, inflicted by Hamlet, are examples of the motifs of misogyny (evoked by his mother), incest and incestuous desires (occurring between Ophelia and Laertes, Claudius and Gertrude, and even Hamlet and Gertrude), which compliments and help develop the main themes, such as, the impossibility of certainty,

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    three and six and that may be a source of adult personality disorder when unresolved—used especially of the male child.” Perhaps this describes why Hamlet holds such extreme anger towards Claudius, not only did he kill Hamlet Sr., but he also marries Gertrude (the person that Hamlet loves). Hamlet's relationship with Ophelia proves that Hamlet displays and Oedipus complex. First, his attraction to Ophelia proves

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    Women In Hamlet

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    Frailty, Thy Name Is Women “Frailty thy name is women” (I.II.150) are words which are spoken by Prince Hamlet, the prominent character of the tragedy play Hamlet by Shakespeare, in his first soliloquy. These words underline how Hamlet truly feels about Gertrude, the queen, and Ophelia, his “beloved” maiden, and women in general. Although the two women play awfully passive characters and lack their voice for the world to hear, they are significantly important because they show how Hamlet, possibly Shakespeare

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    male characters, especially throughout a variety of literature. Throughout the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, it is indisputable that the female characters are often subservient to the male characters. Furthermore, the two female characters Gertrude and Ophelia are given limited power in their ability to make their own decisions, they often agree and obey to the thoughts and commands

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    deaths that occur first is the death of King Hamlet, the death of Ophelia and the death of Queen Gertrude. King Hamlet was assassinated by his own brother Claudius, who is now married to the Queen Gertrude. Ophelia was Hamlet love who died by drowning in a river. Queen Gertrude has different views towards her husband 's death King Hamlet, towards Ophelia, Polonius and her own death. Shakespeare portrays Gertrude as a strong and emotionally distant character. Her reaction to the deaths of others and herself

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    equality by creating empathy by displaying the downfall of the women as a result of their obedience, dependence on men, and mistreatment by men. Throughout the play, the men use Gertrude and Ophelia as tools in their schemes, in which creates empathy for them since they die alongside the men. As the

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