Gertrude's Betrayal In Hamlet

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William Shakespeare’s Hamlet was considered a prominent play across the world. Hamlet is a well-known play in modern European culture and has been performed throughout the centuries in many countries. Moreover, it has a great deal of death. All the royals die, which leave no one to rule Denmark. Hamlet, contains retaliation, murder and treason, unfulfilled endearment, and insanity. Also, there were many forms of betrayal by the characters. The betrayal of Ophelia, Gertrude, and Hamlet himself caused an entire family to fall.
Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. No one necessarily knows the proper birth date of Shakespeare, but most believe he was born April 23, 1564. However, he was baptized in the Holy Trinity
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Once home, he met his scholar friend Horatio. Horatio had heard the news of the King’s sprit appearing from the midnight guard who witnessed the appearance of the King that had recently died. Meanwhile, Hamlet’s Uncle Claudius became the new King of Denmark and marry Hamlet mother Gertrude, who was the widow of the previous King. Moreover, Hamlet also returned to attend the wedding of his uncle and his mother, but he felt outraged because of the marriage. When Horatio told Hamlet about the appearance of his father floating around in the castle, he was resolved to view it himself. This would be recognized as a symbolism because Hamlet is haunted by his father and ants to see him. On other hand, Hamlet had a girlfriend named Ophelia. Ophelia had a father named Polonius and a brother named Laertes. Polonius did not agree with his daughter dating Hamlet. Therefore, he would question his daughter on the relationship and his daughter divulge to her father that Hamlet confess to loving her only once. Her father told her to try and avoid Hamlet, which she …show more content…
As the play began, Hamlet’s mother and uncle became angry for different reasons. Claudius began to feel guilty of killing his brother. Another was that his mother Gertrude felt guilty for remarrying after her husband 's death. Meanwhile, Claudius decided that he will get rid of Hamlet by shipping him to England. After the play Hamlet’s mother, called him to her room. Polonius was hiding behind the curtain listening to Hamlet and his mother arguing. Polonius had thought Gertrude was crying, so he screamed to lure the guards. The irony of the story was when Hamlet had stabbed Polonius thinking it he had killed Claudius. When Polonius’s body had fallen, Hamlet had left his mother along with Polonius’s body. However, Claudius had found out and asked Hamlet to reveal where he hid Polonius body. Meanwhile, he was making arrangement for Hamlet to go England. In addition, Claudius had written a letter to the English court asking them to kill Hamlet when he arrived. In Denmark, Ophelia had become insane due to her father’s death. Laertes returned to Denmark to meet his sister and father, but wanted to find out what happen to his father. Claudius was the first person to tell him that Hamlet is guilty of the crime. While being boarded on the ship, it had gotten attacked by the pirates who had captured Hamlet and held him

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