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    The enigmatic Gertrude is one of the hardest characters to analyze in Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. With no soliloquies, it makes it more challenging understanding her point of view during the play. By looking at her actions based on her unjust choices and how her character affects Hamlet, it makes it more clear to interpret her. By basing her character off the decisions she makes, eventually they lead to a downfall of others, such as her son. In the play, Hamlet by Shakespeare, the mysterious

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    Queen Gertrude is the Queen of Denmark, Hamlet’s mother, the widow of Old Hamlet and the wife of Claudius, brother of her dead husband. Gertrude is ignorant and a woman who means no harm but because of her actions it contributes greatly to the terrible events that occur throughout the play. In this play there’s many conflicts, one of the first conflicts was when Gertrude married King Claudius two months after Old Hamlet’s death. Gertrude is ignorant because she’s not aware of anything happening

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    follow that Hamlet’s female characters—Gertrude and Ophelia—would be one-dimensional and submissive, serving only to further Hamlet’s story. However, in actuality, both women defy the traditional Elizabethan standard of femininity—Gertrude in her sexuality, and Ophelia in her madness—serving to create tension in the story and elicit unease in the audience. In Shakespeare’s day, the ideal woman was revered for her youth, beauty, compliance, and purity. Gertrude stands in stark contrast to the ideal

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    Only two women, Gertrude and Ophelia, appear throughout the entirety of Shakespeare’s elaborate Hamlet. Shakespeare’s representation of these two women throughout the play is a direct example of the way in which women were treated and thought of during the Elizabethan time period. Discrimination in gender roles was a very real concept during the 15th and 16th century. In fact, during Shakespeare’s time, women were not allowed to act, as it was seen as disgraceful to have a woman on stage. Instead

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    Gertrude is a character in the Shakespearian play Hamlet. She is the mother/aunt of Hamlet, and she is also the wife/ex-sister-in-law of King Claudius. In the play Gertrude demonstrates many characteristics and traits as the play progresses. She is a very caring character when Hamlet is thinking about going back to Wittenberg for reasons that are unknown, Gertrude tells Hamlet, “Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet; I pray thee stay with us; go not to Wittenberg" (1.2,18-19). She is also confused

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    of Villainy Shakespeare’s Hamlet portrays Gertrude as a victim trying to make sense of what is going on around her. She has no clue about what is true and is getting exposed because of it. Because Gertrude becomes blinded, she is also easily taken advantage of by others which makes her vulnerable to other people’s plans such as Claudius’. Although Gertrude seems to be a villain, she turns into a victim that leads to her demise. To begin, Gertrude is a victim because she is naive that eventually

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    In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet there are many male characters, but the only two significant female characters are Ophelia and Gertrude. Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius, a high ranking official in the court in Denmark who serves as a love interest and an object of desire for Hamlet, although it is often unclear which at many point during the play. Gertrude is the wife of King Claudius, the widow of the former king, King Hamlet, and the mother of Hamlet. In Hamlet the women often appear as if

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    Shorey 04/01/2016 Compare Gertrude and Ophelia “Hamlet”, one of the most famous play in the world, was written by the brilliant author William Shakespeare. In this play, there are two main female characters namely Ophelia and Gertrude. Moreover, as foil characters, both of them are also similarly depicted in several ways to generate the masterpiece “Hamlet” to become a classical work. When it comes to Hamlet, the family love appears as a string that connects both Gertrude and Ophelia to the main character

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    Does Gertrude love Hamlet, or is she just a co-conspirator for Claudius? This is a question that readers attempt to answer while reading through the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Throughout the play, Gertrude displays actions that can lead readers to believe either side of the question. Overall, Gertrude is a character with little substance which allows readers to interpret her character in many different ways. To start with, Gertrude, Queen of Denmark, is the wife of King Claudius, and the

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    would have displayed them during that time. The leading women, Gertrude and Ophelia, are seen as less valuable than men and insignificant because of their dependence on male authorities, obedience, and are easily manipulated by others throughout the play. To begin, Gertrude and Ophelia are less significant in the play because of their heavy dependence on male authorities in their lives. For example, when

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    A man once said “I must be cruel only to be kind; Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.” In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, Ophelia and Queen Gertrude are treated cruelly by Hamlet. Hamlet is cruel towards his mother and ex girlfriend because of his mother's affair with his uncle and Ophelia's obedience to her controlling father. Ophelias father, Polonius, is always spying on his children. Polonius sends a man named Reynaldo to France where he is to spy and spread rumors about his son, Laertes

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    the play Hamlet produced he is scared that in Hamlet's’ delirious state his death will be next. Claudius plans for Hamlet to leave and ultimately die when he is away in England. This is done out of Claudius’s fear for his life as well as that of Gertrude, and the now grieving Ophelia. Now that Ophelia’s plan has derailed she is grief stricken and is able to disguise this grief behind the death of her father. On Hamlet’s journey towards England he awakens from his poisoned state where he realizes

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    Gertrude B. Elion When Gertrude Elion was born on a cold night in New York city no one knew of the lives she would save later in life. Her parents, Bertha and Robert Elion had come to the United States as immigrants, from eastern european countries. Her father was 12 when he moved from Lithuania to New York City where he sought higher education. Mr.Elion found what he was looking for and graduated from New York University of Dental School in 1914. Her mother moved from a part of Russia which

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    In William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet, we constantly see Hamlet’s negative view of women and harsh treatment towards them. Hamlet’s relationship with his mother, Queen Gertrude, is rocky after she marries her dead husband’s killer and brother, causing tension between her and Hamlet. Hamlet’s view of women is changed at this point in time because of his mother’s actions. This affects the way he treats Ophelia, the woman that he is in love with and that also reciprocates his love towards her. While

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    Thuringia (located in Holy Roman Empire), Gertrude was born. At the young age of four [1] Gertrude joined monastery school at the monastery school of St. Mary at Helfta, under the direction of abbess, Gertrude of Hackeborn. Gertrude may have been offered as a child oblate to the Church by devout parent, but there is also a strong possibility that the joined the monastery school as an orphan. St. Mechtilde, younger sister of the Abbess Gertrude, took care of Gertrude who later joined the monastic community

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    with him on how to effectively kill Hamlet shortly before Gertrude interrupts with the news of poor Ophelia’s death. Laertes, heartbroken after hearing that his sister has died, seeks to mourn in peace, but Claudius insists that he and Gertrude follow him so that he can keep an eye on his temper. This passage highlights how man’s incessant need for power and retribution leads him to neglect the weak, ultimately leading to their downfall. Gertrude paces the news of Ophelia’s death in a slow and even measure

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    theme of the play. Mr. Shakespeare is able to imply this by creating two characters Gertrude and Hamlet to turn against each other in a family against family relationship throughout most of the play. Shakespeare’s purpose in this play is to show how betrayal produces conflict amongst individuals, in order to show how a relationship based off of betrayal is a source of deadly revenge for everyone around. Queen Gertrude betrays the family when she marries soon after her husband’s death, not only does

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    Claudius represents Hamlet’s Id and desire of Hamlet’s to sleep with his mother Gertrude. King Hamlet resepresents superego to control his Id or his desire to sleep with Gertrude. In act 3, scene 4 , Hamlet putdown his mother Gertrude for her sexual behavior “ Rank sweat of an enseamed bed”. At this moment, king Hamlet’s sprit (the super ego) appears to prevent the desire from being realized. King Hamlet remarks to the Hamlet, this revealing his guilt conscience of both his desire and delay: “Do

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    Gertrude B. Elion born January 23, 1918 was the daughter of immigrant parents from Lithuania. Her father became a dentist after moving to New York where she grew up. Gertrude had an amazing career starting at the very young age of 15 after her grandfather died of cancer. Gertrude wanted to help find a cure for cancer and her grandfather was her main motivation. Attending Hunter College, Gertrude graduate at the very young age of 19 with the highest of honors. While substitute teaching at a school

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    Rather than obey to the tenets of traditional poetry or prose writing, Stein paved the way for the modernist school, combining unique syntactical structure with contrasting elements of diction. It is no secret that Gertrude Stein found a companion and partner in Alice B. Toklas. Their relationship, unconventionally apparent for the time, was the inspiration for a number of Stein's works. Critic Elizabeth Fifer comments on sexuality in Stein's work, saying, "The joyfulness

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