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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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