Frailty, Thy Name Is Woman

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Onyekere 1

Chinelo Onyekere

Julie Rea

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Hamlet 's statement “Frailty, thy name is woman”

Hamlet statement shows that he was not happy with his mother 's remarriage to his uncle. He is

referring to his mother he fells that she is weak and not strong enough to mourn his father for longer

period. Hamlet was in state of emotional distress due to his fathers ' death. “Frailty, thy name is

woman,” frail connotes delicacy, unreliability, and moral corruptibility capturing the ways in which

people with “extraordinary” bodies are interpreted as socially suspect on a number of fronts. Although

it has been interpreted as meaning physical fragility in contemporary contexts, frailty in this sense

refers to the tendency of women to be unfaithful in love (Sally). Gertrude is not dominated herself as a

moral weakness. Gertrude is not dominated herself as a moral weakness. Hamlet make the statement

base on what he see on his mother characters in marrying Claudius. But he is referring that all women

are weak. Weakly betrayed her passion for Viola, appearing under the character of a cavalier, she

acquiesces in her indiscretion by saying, For such as we are made, if such we be,Alas! our
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