In a post of at least 250 words, analyze Gertrude’s role in the play more carefully through a close analysis of Shakespeare. Based on the first initial of your last name, you have been assigned to analyze one of Gertrude’s speeches.
In your analysis, you might want to examine where Gertrude’s loyalties lie: to her son, husband, former husband, or herself? Your discussion forum entry should cite at least once from your assigned group of lines.
Group A - Last Names Beginning with A through F
Begin with Queen`s "I will not speak with her." (4.5.1)
End with Queen`s "Let her come in." (4.5.21)
Of all the major characters in the play, Queen Gertrude is often the most neglected, perhaps because she is elusive throughout the entire play. In fact, of all the characters, hers raises the most questions: was she involved in her husband’s death? Was she a conspirator of Claudius? Did she understand the repercussions of remarrying her husband’s own brother?