She is faced with a huge dilemma, not being allowed to talk to her beloved Hamlet who apparently does not even want to be with her any longer. To make things worse, Hamlet of course accidentally murders her father. The first act of insanity by Claudius spreads this infectious behavior into other characters. After all, Claudius must have been very unstable to think that murdering his brother and marrying his sister-in law would be a good idea. In addition, Gertrude is not as innocent as she would like to think either, she remarried in a matter of months and seems more worried about keeping her high social status instead of grieving the loss of her husband.
To begin with, is the targeting diction the author implies towards his mother in the speech. The situation creates frustration with his mother, his father’s wife, who was quick to betray Hamlet Senior by marrying Hamlet’s uncle in such a short time. For example, Hamlet expresses his frustration “she married. O most wicked speed to post” (line 155) toward the queen because she proceeds with her usual activities as if the death of her husband, the king, never happened. The significance in this is the careless attitude his mother has and the selfless mage she creates upon herself.
She also kills the two children that she had with Jason in order to spite Jason and make him suffers the losing kids pain. Medea takes the revenge to her kids and blames them for losing a whole family with Jason. She was unjustly pressured and subjugated under her husband Jason and Greek cultural laws. However, Jason’s marriage not only creates her motivations, but revealed her inner and most hidden personality traits. In the play, Medea says “They died from disease they caught from their father.”(Line 1339) and “Is love so small a pain, do you think, for a woman?” (Line 1340) This shows that she has a desire to revenge because she is hurting by Jason.
Before her marriage, Minnie “was kind of like a bird herself-- real sweet and pretty”, and a lovely choir singer (Glaspell 660). However, her husband busted through the cage and wrung the birds neck the same way he silenced Minnie's song, ultimately killing everything she was. Her husband repressed her so much that she regressed back into the shell of a person, no longer with her own personality or identity. She first tried to reach out in silent protest, by refusing to keep up with her
Jane appears to blame herself for their actions because she feels she is different to the rest of the family. She says “I know that had I been a sanguine, brilliant, careless, exacting, handsome, romping child – though equally dependant and friendless – Mrs Reed would have endured my presence more complacently”. She feels whilst the other children misbehave and get away with it she tries desperately to be good but gets the blame for everything. Jane thinks the ghost of her uncle might appear in the red room to console her. As darkness falls, her imagination runs riot.
Gwen is also in a very irrational nation as she came from a poor and always is stressed. Her bad temper has led her to her own distinctive world. In the play, Away, Gwen is very stereotyping against Tom and had called him ‘Motorbikes, Tattoos, Drinks. A sad dirty life’ .She calls him this because he is from a very country family but Meg only thinks of Tom as a friend and due to Gwen’s negative opinion towards Tom creates a barrier between the mother and daughter. During Act I, Scene 2, Gwen asks for a ‘Bex’ which is a medicine like panadol and the Bex symbolises her domestic world by only more wealthy people are able to use Bex.
Sarah, having dealt with the things that she has dealt with, has evolved into heck of woman. When she was young, she was abused by her mentally unstable father. Sarah had told everybody that her mom accidently spilled a bowl of boiled spaghetti on her, but in reality her father burned her face with a wood stove at the age of three. No three year old should have to go through what has happened to Sarah;
The constant mental neglect along with lies created doubt in Lily’s mind, never forgiving herself nor her father for the death of her mother. Lily blamed herself for an act that at her premature age could not comprehend. Instead she treasures the knowledge she retains of her mother Deborah, deciding to run away to find the truth. Lily throughout the novel struggles with the guilt of having killed her mother and trying to accept responsibility. At the same time, Lily's mother showed herself to be subject to a moment of irresponsibility when she ran away without her daughter.
This sad circumstance affects the poor youngest child and sets her up for failure. In most other Cinderella stories, like in Perrault’s Cinderella the mother dies and leaves a young girl with her widowed father. Soon after the mother’s death the father remarries to a horrible stepmother who mistreats poor little Ashputtle (Perrault 624). These cultures are very different but each has an incident that occurs that lowers the characters circumstance. As in all cultures unfortunate incidents happen, but this leaves room for a great transformation to occur.
It serves as the overall catalyst for the exile of Hamlet, the fencing match between him and Laertes, and the sudden string of deaths. It foreshadows what is to come later on in the play. The themes and allusions expressed in the exchange completely reflect the anger and intensity of Hamlet towards his mother. The critiques by Gregory Harrison support my case. Much to the surprise of his mother, Hamlet began to berate her for her actions involving Claudius following King Hamlet’s death.