The Death Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare Essay

1184 Words Apr 20th, 2016 5 Pages
In Hamlet, a play, by William Shakespeare there is various deaths that occur as the play progresses. First is the death of King Hamlet, then the death of Ophelia and the death of Queen Gertrude. Gertrude is the queen of Denmark the mother of Hamlet and is recently remarried with her brother in law Claudius. King Hamlet is assassinated by his own brother Claudius, who is now married to Queen Gertrude. Ophelia is Hamlet’s lover who died by drowning in a river. Shakespeare portrays Gertrude as a strong and emotionally distant character. Her reaction to the deaths of others and herself is distant. Gertrude’s lack of reaction to death allows characters to focus on themselves rather than on how she’s feeling. When King Hamlet died, Gertrude didn’t show much emotion towards his death. Unlike Hamlet, her son who is really hurt when he found out his father had died. Gertrude talks to Hamlet about his sadness and tells him that everything that lives will die so what his father went through is normal.
QUEEN:Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour off,
And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark.
Do not for ever with thy vailed lids
Seek for thy noble father in the dust.
Thou know’st ‘tis common: all that lives must die,
Passing through nature to eternity” (1,2, 70-74).

Shakespeare lets us know that Gertrude wants Hamlet to move on with his life and forget about the king 's death. However, it is not easy to lose a loved one, especially someone who you have grown to love, such…

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