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Shakespeares Hamlet is interesting work that seems to force the audience to continually question the roleintegrity of the characters involved Throughout the play the reader must even determine if certain actions actually occurred and the significance that these events play on each character As an audience we are asked to disagree agree with the stand that these characters take and it is in the actions and comments of other characters that allow us to develop certain opinions towards these players One particular player provides the reader with constant doubt as to her role in the death of King Hamlet and that of course would be Queen Gertrude Based on certain comments by Hamlet the Ghost and even her we can evaluate and form our own opinion concerning her guilt or innocence I believe that the best way to approach discussion of Gertrude is to analyze the different comments and actions as the play progresses It seems that the comments of Hamlet and Claudius along with those of Gertrude herself will be the most important for this discussion During the first Act Claudius makes an address to the court and it is here we have the introduction of Gertrude She makes the statement to Hamlet for him to simply get over the death because all beings must eventually pass on Act I Scene II line 72 Not only has she said this in the short period her husband has passed but she has also married in these two months The reader immediately begins suspecting why Gertrude would be so eager for Hamlet to move on as easily as she has In most cases we find society to be so attached to a loved one that moving on is both a long and difficult task In the case of King Hamlet his own wife was able to jump this sorrow and land in the arms of his brother which as one can imagine seems a
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