Hamlet learns about the truth to his father’s death and his uncle’s deception that allowed him to become king. This realization causes Hamlet to experience hurt for his undeserving father and rage towards his despicable uncle who stole his father’s queen, crown, and life. This new disgust for his uncle then causes Hamlet to question his mother and her hasty marriage.
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Polonius put his job on the line to prove his certainty, which was a move filled with haste and a limited amount of proof. He then wants to stoop to trickery to prove to the King and Queen that Hamlet’s love for Ophelia has made him mad.
If Gertrude was more sympathetic towards Hamlet, she would be a more admired character; however, she fails to comfort Hamlet throughout the play and understand his point of view. Gertrude is quite selfish because she never thinks that her actions could be the main cause of Hamlet’s depression. Gertrude also shows a lack of devotion because she threw away her love for King Hamlet just two months after his death. “Do not for ever with thy vailèd lids seek for thy noble father in the dust” (1.2.71-72)
Gertrude encourages Hamlet to snap out of his depression and stop remembering King Hamlet’s death. Instead of comforting Hamlet’s emotions, Gertrude tries to talk Hamlet out of his depression, which makes it seem like she believes Hamlet’s emotions are not …show more content…
Naturally, Gertrude would have mourned for her husband to show her deep love and devotion for the King. Instead, Gertrude expresses little grief over King Hamlet’s death and rushes into a new marriage with his brother. Hamlet expresses that his father’s love for his mother is eternal, but Gertrude seems to have forgotten that.
An audience would feel sympathy for Hamlet because he does not receive the comfort or assistance that anyone with depression deserves. So far, Hamlet has kept his emotions inside because his mother has failed to take the time to discover the true cause of his sadness. “Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off, and let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark” (1.2.69-70)
Gertrude encourages Hamlet to be friendly and let go of his dreary mood, not realizing that his sadness could be a powerful depression.
“O most wicked speed, to post with such dexterity to incestuous sheets! It is not nor it cannot come to good, but break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue”