She admits that though she had never consciously been aware that Claudius had killed his brother, she had never fully approved of her actions.
She admits that when she looked into her soul, she was shocked by what she saw.
He therefore decides to only “speak daggers to her but use none”(Caxton 366).
With this, he speaks to her harshly addressing her as the queen, wife to the king’s brother.
the must-read chef-d’oeuvre, Shakespeare brings to light the connections between members of a family namely Hamlet who is a prince, his late father, his mother Gertrude and his stepfather Claudius.
This paper seeks to address the mother-son relationship as brought out in the play and in particular by Hamlet and his mother Gertrude.Because of Gertrude’s evil plans of betraying her once beloved husband, Hamlet’s love for Ophelia, the woman who he loved and one who gave back an equal share of the love changes, and is significantly affected. As time goes by, the gap between Hamlet and Ophelia widens to the level of Hamlet declaring that he does not love Ophelia at all and is not ready to love her anymore (Shakespeare III.i.119-120).When with her and watching a play, Ophelia comments that the prologue is very brief and Hamlet likens the briefness to a woman’s love (Shakespeare III. However, after Ophelia’s death, the reader realizes that Hamlet was not sincere with his initial words concerning his faded love to Ophelia since he later on confirms to Laertes that he loved her so much and no amount of love could match his love for her (Shakespeare V.i.254-256).He asks her where her shame is and proceeds to compare his father, who he refers to as a combination and a form indeed and his uncle who he calls a ‘mildewed ear’. He even cautions her against going into her uncle’s bed.Of course, Gertrude becomes defensive, orders him not to speak to him in that manner but he continuous, and warns her to repent her actions and prevent that which is to come (Shakespeare III. He tries to make her mother realize she is not doing the right thing and should feel sorry and stop her unrefined actions.Hamlet is made to change his perception of love after his mother marries his late father’s brother, two months after the death of his father (Shakespeare 138).As a result, Hamlet concludes that his father truly loved his mother yet his mother never loved him.Gertrude marries the brother of Hamlets father and this to hamlet is a very big act of betrayal.In the whole book, Hamlet dedicates most of his time and energy trying to take revenge of the death of the king, his father whom he believes was cruelly treated by those he cared for. Hamlet feels that Gertrude hurts the king more by not mourning during the king’s burial.The reader realizes the reason behind Hamlet’s words that though he knows very well that Ophelia loves him, he fears that it might take after that between his mother and his late father, which was in no doubt fake.Gertrude’s actions instill a lot of anger to Hamlet who in turn reaches the level of killing any man who seems to take up the position of his late father.