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-Ophelia and Gertrude Two different women who seem to be trapped in the samecircumstances in relation to HamletGertrude Hamlets mother and the Queen of Denmark She is married to thepresentKing Claudius who is suspected by Hamlet to have killed his father KingHamlet who alsohappens to be Claudiuss brother Gerturde has somehow ended up in the plotof King Hamletsdeath and in the eyes of her son seems to be a monster and an aide to anadulterating deedOphelia the daughter of Polonius who is the Kings trusted councilor andis later killedin the play and he forbids his daughter to see Hamlet because of the possibilitythat he beseechher name and her virginity She truly loves Hamlet and is devastated whenhe shuns her andpretends to be madHamlets treatment towards these two women shapes and brings life to theircharactersand eventually bring s an end to their characters as wellGertrude is a kind and loving mother The kind that guards after her sonthrough thickand through thin and loves unconditionally Hamlet had suspected her of aidingin the killing ofKing Hamlet That will be discussed laterHer character is the one character in the play that I believe does not developbut ratherstays identical to the scene in which she is introducedAct I scene IIShe is shown to be aquiet stand by your man type individual who is easily influencedThis is my belief because in the second scene of the play Hamlet is shownto becrushed by his mothers hasty remarriage If marriage within the family wascommon in the daysof Shakespeare then this is understandable but in any other case thiswould be consideredan act of betrayal that was obviously brought on by some outside pressureprobably fromClaudiusThere is however a slight change in her personality that is not quitenoticeable At theend of the play the King and LaertesPoloniuss son have plotted to killHamlet for reasons thatare irrelevant to my point One part of the plot was to have Hamlet drinkout of a poisoned cup Itso happens that
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