The Lady Doth Protest Too Much Methink Analysis

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“The lady doth protest too much, methinks” (3.2.254). This quote is significant because this is Queen Gertrude’s reaction to the play “Mousetrap” that is based on her own story. Gertrude is astonished by the play queen’s insincerity to her husband. Gertrude thinks that the play queen may never marry again due to her undying love for her late husband. However, she does, just like Queen Gertrude marries a second time to Claudius. Throughout Act 3, Hamlet tries to make Queen Gertrude understand the horrible sin she has committed by marrying Claudius.
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