Hamlet, The Queen Of Denmark And The Mother Of Hamlet

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Jorge Escobedo
English 102VY
Dr. Fisher

In Hamlet there are 2 women in the intire play, one of them is Gertrude. Gertude is the queen of Denmark and the mother of Hamlet. The relationship between Hamlet and Gertrude(his mom) is rough because she marrys her husbands brother Claudius after killing King Hamlet and is now king of Denmark. She seemed not to have any guilt what so ever. The second girl in Hamlet is Ophelia, she is the girl who hamlet had a crush on, and went mad after her father died with a sword. Both women are very similar in the book, they are both victims in there love life by the opposite gender. Hamlet is always intruding Gertrudes relationship with Claudias and Ophilia has Laertes her brother and her father polonius who is interfering with her love life. Also not only are they being interrupted in there love life but at the same time they are being controlled by men. In the book of hamlet, Women are represented as weak,obediant and very agreeable.
“That it should come to this!
But two months dead: nay, not so much, not two:
So excellent a king; that was, to this,
Hyperion to a satyr; so loving to my mother
That he might not beteem the winds of heaven
Visit her face too roughly. Heaven and earth!
Must I remember? why, she would hang on him,
As if increase of appetite had grown
By what it fed on: and yet, within a month—
Let me not think on 't—Frailty, thy name is woman!” (1.2.6)

These words show how women are the cause of the

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