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Hamlet - Page Text Content

S: Our Wedding

BC: The End

FC: Hamlet's Relationship with women | By: Claudia McKenzie

1: Gertrude's unstable relationship with Hamlet | Gertrude is a woman who cares only about her own feelings. By keeping herself happy and content, she refuses to ignore the feelings of others by her immoral and selfish behavior. As a mother of a grieving son, you would think that she would have been more insightful and sensitive to Hamlet's emotions. A mother-son relationship should normally would be a maternal one, but Hamlet loses his faith in this, when he feels his mother has so quickly forgotten his father. He feels his mom has

2: gone from "sacred" to "slut." Even though it seems Gertrude is not a great mother, she does love Hamlet, she doesn't seem to show it properly. When Hamlet tries to speaks to her, she replies, "Speak to me no more; these words like daggers enter my ears." (III,iv, 107). This unstable relationship is hard to understand and is very complicated by the twists and insincerities of both people.

4: Ophelia's unstable relationship with Hamlet | Hamlet's confusing and complicated love for Ophelia is not only disturbing, but quite an upsetting behavior. His love and affection if first revealed by Ophelia herself "he hath, my lord, of late maid many tenders of his affection to me." (I,iii,95-100). As the story continues Hamlet's emotions take a dramatic turn. Hamlet, in his ploy to make those around him, believe he was mad denies his love for Ophelia. Hamlet wrote many letters to Ophelia expressing his love for her, "to the celestial and my soul's idol the most beautiful Ophelia... truth to be a liar,

5: but never doubt I love" (II,ii,109/118-119). This greatly confused Ophelia with his opposite verbal and physical abuse, as "He took me by the wrist and held me hard...a little shacking of my arm" (II,i,87/92). This most unbelievable and unstable relationship would bewilder any normal relationship. Hamlet's extreme behavior would create any woman to doubt his sincerity and honesty ever again.

8: My Opinion on Hamlets Relationships | I feel bad for Hamlet because I believe that before his father had been murdered, his relationships were normal. Before his father died, he didn't have the worries about his mother marrying Claudius, and him becoming king. I believe he had a great mother-son relationship that was a normal and congenial. Hamlets' relationship with Ophelia, was an affectionate and caring, before his father was killed. I hurt for her, because if Hamlets father had not been murdered, their relationship would have further developed, and probably they would have been married. Now, when

9: Hamlet sees his mother's betrayal, he loses all faith in a loving partner relationship.

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