Gertrude And Hamlet Relationship Analysis

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Tragedy, Disgrace, and Defeat; Three words that I would use to best describe the Shakespearean play, Hamlet. More importantly, Hamlet’s conflicts. Everything was fine until King Hamlet (Hamlet’s father) was murdered. Hamlet, however, did not know the full story. The King was killed by Claudius, his very own brother. Hamlet did not know of that right off, but soon, he would know all. The ghost would walk, the servants would talk, and soon everything would change.

Once King Hamlet died, Queen Gertrude almost immediately remarried to the new King, Claudius. Less than two months after the supposed ‘love of her life’ died, she was wed, and Claudius took the crown. This was all planned in Claudius’ deluded mind. He would kill off King Hamlet,
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Hoping that it is King Claudius, (the man who killed his father), he took a stab. Unfortunately, it was Polonius, King Claudius’ leading man of the court. Hamlet did not feel bad about accidentally killing this man, however. He knew that Polonius had been telling Hamlet all of what had been happening, and this made Hamlet even more mad/insane.

Once Polonius was dead, Hamlet fully lost it. He cut him up and left his remains in multiple different places. This created a conflict with Polonius’ family. Ohpelia, Hamlet’s love interest, and Laertes, a good friend of the royal family, were the children of Polonius. The news of her father dying made Ophelia go mad. She then prceeded to kill herself by drowning. Laertes blamed this as well on Hamlet. He had a very stong grudge against him, and tdecided to team up with King Claudius in a plot against Hamlet. The evil two decided it was easiest to guarantee his death. Not only did they poison the dueling sword, but they also put a poisoned pearl in the wine that Hamlet would

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