Gertrude Hamlet Analysis

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In Act III Scene IV, Hamlet and Gertrude have a strange encounter in which the former sees the ghost of King Hamlet while the latter does not. Thereby, causing Gertrude to think that Hamlet has gone mad. This is similar to the song The Monster by Eminem and Rihanna. Within the chorus, Rihanna sings
I 'm friends with the monster that 's under my bed
Get along with the voices inside of my head
You trying to save me, stop holding your breath
And you think I 'm crazy, yeah, you think I 'm crazy.
Moreover, the song as a whole revolves around the idea that the artists are strange beings who as stated go as far as becoming friends with the monster under their beds. This is akin to the state of Hamlet and Gertrude in this scence as she sees him as
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The rapper’s mentality in the song parallels that of Hamlet prior to his sword fight with Laertes. In the song, Drake raps “Looking for revenge; All summer sixteen[...] Playing dirty not clean [...] Why would I put on a vest I expect you to aim for the head?” All of which depict his “battle-ready” state in this clash of hip hop rivals. This is akin to that of Hamlet as prior to his swordfight he acknowledges that he is at a disadvantage but is still ready to fight. This is similar to the last portion of the aforementioned Drake line. The reason being that this part of the song references his rival’s notorious reputation of committing crimes, and shooting those who he does not like. Thus, Drake is acknowledging that from such a perspective he is at an unfathomable disadvantage, however he still does not relinquish his desire to battle the aforementioned rival. Likewise, Hamlet realizes that fencing is Laertes’s speciality, yet he does not flinch at the opportunity to fight. Therefore, this song represent the same mentality that drove Hamlet amidst Act V Scene …show more content…
This represents how Hamlet’s perception of women has been marred by his opinion on his mother’s actions following King Hamlet’s death. Given this state of mind, he essentially sees women as deceitful, diminishing their status within his mind. This corresponds with the song as Cliff Savage recollects a woman asking him for a ride to a function and the first thought which crossed his mind concerned intercourse, as seen by the chorus of the song. While the song in particular references the artist’s yearning to have fun through the aforementioned action, the mentality expressed in the song mirrors that of Hamlet. Overall, it paints a demeaning picture of women in which their status is diminished in regards to men. The reason being that the artist views himself as the superior in the situation as he later claims that the aforementioned woman calls him back repeatedly after rejecting her request due to her virtuous nature. Despite the fact that Hamlet’s viewpoint does not have the intention of having fun, similar to Cliff Savage he does not view women as equal due to his view on their actions, the reason for which revolve around the action of his mother. Likewise,

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