Gertrude, on the other hand, has in reality acted in a sinful or at least disgraceful was. There is legitimate reason to ridicule or resent Gertrude, especially from Hamlet’s position, for it is indisputable that the time between the elder Hamlet’s death and her marriage to Claudius was not appropriate and that she should have mourned longer. Hamlet’s distaste for marriage was birthed from Gertrude’s marriage to his uncle, and he now sees the whole ordeal as something unsavory. Couples appear in love but Hamlet is convinced that they are not, and they will not stay true to one another, since Gertrude was not true to his father. In
Because of this, the narrative of Hamlet is always more than it seems. The characters in this story are all plotting against each other and the situation makes the tale seem a little deeper in meaning. Violence in Hamlet shows the path that Hamlet takes in exacting revenge against King Claudius and how he feels about
He resents his mother because she did not hesitate to remarry immediately following the passing of King Hamlet; in Hamlet’s eyes, she cannot live independently because she is a fragile, powerless woman as all women are. Hamlet says, after complaining about Gertrude’s hasty remarriage, “frailty, thy name is woman” (1.2 150). His judgment of his mother’s character led to his generalization of all women being frail and helpless. Hamlet extends this judgment to his evaluation of Ophelia’s character. He believes that because she is female, she must be deceitful and adulterous.
One's negative emotions should not control his or her actions. In the book, Hamlet, Hamlet has a soliloquy which shows how he can manage to just show his emotions when there are no people present around him. Hamlet has a behaviour of an enough matured man to hide what he really feels towards his mother and his uncle marrying each other two months after his father's death. It might be because his mother, Gertrude, cannot handle the suffering alone or maybe his uncle is the only person who is there for his mother to satisfy her needs. Whatever it is, Hamlet knows that there is something wrong in the situation.
Although it is quite clear that Gertrude is weak and reliant on Claudius to make her happy, she does not realize how much it has affected Hamlet. He does not only lose respect for his mother and his uncle, but begins to doubt his mother's prior love for his father. Overall, Gertrude demonstrates similar weakness traits to Ophelia by letting the men who surround her have a huge impact on the way the she
Hamlet’s views on women is adulterous which pertains to the misogynistic tendencies in the play; thus, Hamlet’s mother, Gertrude, sparks up his misogynistic approaches. Hamlet is repulsed with Gertrude since she was quick to re-wed immediately following Old Hamlet’s death and cries: “She married. O, most wicked speed, to post / With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!” (1.2.156-157). Hamlet is shocked that his mother remarries to Claudius, Old Hamlet’s brother, before letting the tears on her cheek to dry. This quotation illuminates Gertrude’s act of incest which can be classified as an aspect of adultery.
The two main female characters in the play Hamlet, Gertrude and Ophelia, are portrayed as weak, vulnerable, and inferior, and are manipulated by the men, which ultimately leads to their demise. The role of Gertrude as wife, queen, and mother are significant
Eventually, Ophelia’s heartache, along with the death of her father, causes her to commit suicide. Next, Claudius and Gertrude’s role play affect their relationship with Hamlet. At the beginning of the play, Claudius takes on the role of a kind, just king; he seems to genuinely care for Hamlet. He often gives him fatherly advice, and shows affection for Hamlet in ways that an uncle would. However, Hamlet soon discovers that Claudius has been lying to him, and Claudius’ real motive is to kill Hamlet in order to exterminate all possible threats to his reign.
And thus he decides to feign craziness -- or so he believes. Throughout the rest of the play, we see his relationship with the other characters crumble as he becomes increasingly overcome by his rage and suspicion. By the very end, Hamlet gets his revenge, but
The way that Gertrude acted, lead to pain and trust issues when it came to other women in Hamlet’s life. “Frailty thy name is woman” (I.ii,146) is how Hamlet states his feelings towards females in his first soliloquy. Not only does Hamlet blame his mother for doing damage in his life, but he goes further to blame all women for not being as strong as men just because of Gertrude’s acts. “The mother's confusing relationship to the father is the cause of the ambiguity and confusion” (Brewer). The sole cause of Hamlet's confusion and chaotic behavior can be traced back to the death of his father and the remarriage of his mother.