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Is Hamlet just a twisted love triangle in some soap opera In the course of the play Gertrude profusely creates sexual tension which drives the men in her life to do monstrous things Though she is only a sex object in the play she is of all their desires consciously or unconsciously Her character has least amount of dialogue among the major characters she proves to be one of the most important Some of the evidence first comes around with the introduction to Hamlets Fathers ghost The Ghost describes vaguely the details of his murder and then goes into a vivid assault on Gertrudes sexual relationship with Claudius which he then pushes Hamlet to enact revenge on Claudius for taking his sex object who causes him much rage and emotional anguish Let not the royal bed of Denmark be a couch of luxury and damned incest Iv82-83 but he later on proclaims that Hamlet should not exact revenge on his mother but leave it to heaven The ghost expresses to Gertrude simultaneous rage disgust and protectiveness in his first appearance to HamletSmith which reinforces that the ghost still treats her as his own In the second appearance of The Ghost he comes again in the heat of the moment with Gertrude and Hamlet after Hamlet had just slew Polonius He comes this time to protect his sexual object from a possible assault of the physical or sexual nature that should be directed toward Claudius and again showing his concern over his object Dont forget This visitation is but to whet thy almost blunted purpose Conceit in weakest bodies strongest works IIIiv109-110 113 in those lines the Ghost must dispel any thoughts of Hamlets toward Gertrude that might be sexual and ultimately wrong to what is The Ghosts task for Hamlet An additional one of Gertrudes obsessive men is Claudius Also as The Ghost Claudius is also plagued by much emotional torment and fury
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