An argument can be pushed to view the intentional use of a ghost, for such a large part of the play as an attempt to bring fantasy on stage and from the actions of characters guided by the ghost, the phenomenon can, in literary terms, be a dramatic portrayal of our passions.
Hamlet has been characterized as a strong character and the expectation would be that he would not make any irrational decisions.
Her name may derive from Gertrude of Bavaria, Queen Consort of Denmark 1182–1197.
Gertrude is first seen in Act 1 Scene 2 as she tries to cheer Hamlet over the loss of his father, begging him to stay at home rather than going back to school in Wittenberg.
Gertrude reveals no guilt in her marriage with Claudius after the recent murder of her husband, and Hamlet begins to show signs of jealousy towards Claudius.
According to Hamlet, she scarcely mourned her husband's death before marrying Claudius.Later he is at it again feeling very angry with her and expressing his hatred towards her.This shows that Hamlet was therefore making decisions based on passion.In the final scene, Gertrude notices Hamlet is tired during the fight with Laertes, and offers to wipe his brow.She drinks a cup of poison intended for Hamlet by the King, against the King's wishes, and dies, shouting in agony as she falls: Other characters' views of the Queen are largely negative.At Ophelia's burial, she expresses her former hope that the young woman might have married her son: "I hoped thou shouldst have been my Hamlet's wife." When Hamlet appears and grapples with Laertes, she asks him to stop and for someone to hold him back—saying that he may be in a fit of madness now, but that will alleviate soon.At the beginning of the play, Gertrude lies more with her husband than her son; however, after the closet scene the whole situation is switched.The events around his passion (or lust) for her lead to the eventuality of killing Polonius accidentally and hence becoming just as bad as the man he loathed Claudius.The fact that Claudius murdered Hamlets father for the throne and for his love for Gertrude makes his choices seem well calculated, premeditated and worthy whereas Hamlet had n reason to kill at all. You can use this password for unlimited period and you can share it with your friends! Once you place your order you will receive an email with the password.