Character Analysis of Gertrude in 'Hamlet'

902 Words Jan 11th, 2018 4 Pages
It was written in 1601 by Shakespeare and was performed at The Globe Theatre. This essay will evaluate role of 'Gertrude', mother of Prince Hamlet who is the title character of the play. The purpose of this essay is to analyze "the character of Gertrude and find out if she was really disloyal to her husband late King Hamlet and responsible for his death"?
Gertrude (Character Analysis) Gertrude, the Queen of Denmark and widow of the late King Hamlet married her husband's brother 'Claudius' only after two months of her husband's death. Claudius who was also the uncle of Prince Hamlet became the new King and his new father. Despite the fact that Gertrude has very little role and few lines in the play still she is central to the action of the play. Prince Hamlet hatred and disgust for her mother as she marries Claudius, is one of the main important reflections of the play. This is because in times of Shakespeare, marrying husband's brother after husband's death was considered as a sin and disloyalty with the husband. Secondly, Prince Hamlet also considered Claudius inferior to his father, late King Hamlet in all aspects of life. Gertrude deeply loved her son and was very much concerned about his depression and gloominess (Barrons, 93) but Hamlet hated her. He considered her responsible for his father's death…
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