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Ted Bundy Eminem Jack the Ripper andHamlet The first three names in this list would be widely accepted when you are listing possible misogynists however most people probably dont think that Hamlet fits in this category I believe that this very character trait is Hamlets most prominent flaw He treated the women in his life with brutality and callousness Gertrude and Ophelia were the recipients of many slurs and hateful actions made by Hamlet He also personified any negative aspect of life such as fortune and conceit as a female This tragic flaw is also referred to as a harmatia Aristotle gives us the meaning of harmatia to be a personal tragic flaw that is in some way self inflicted Hamlets tragic flaw is his hatred and condemnation of women He inflicts this upon himself in many ways He jumps to conclusions and believes that certain women in his life are doing things just to spite him He judges the decisions of the women in his life without talking to them about it or asking them any questions Aristotle Gertrude is the object of multitudes of bitterness coming from Hamlet Hamlet is bitter over his mothers marriage to his uncle Claudius He feels that his mother didnt grieve long enough for his father and that she is of better lineage than to do such a thing One of the first things Hamlet says in describing his mother is Frailty thy name is woman Shakespeare p29 l146 He then goes on to say that even an animal could have mourned the death of an owner for longer than Gertrude mourned Hamlet Sr This alone sets the tone for understanding Hamlets view of his mother He is appalled with how she is behaving with Claudius and how she is enjoying her life now even though Hamlet Sr is dead Hamlet even goes so far as to joke with Horatio in saying that instead
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