Who is queen Gertrude?
Hamlet's mother in Shakespeare's play Hamlet.
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Hamlet's mother is Gertrude. She is the queen of Denmark and is married to Claudius. She was originally married to Old Hamlet before he was murdered by Claudius. Gertrude is a weak woman that needs a man around her (ie. her quick marriage to Claudius). Gertrude loves Hamlet dearly, but also watches as Hamlet is sent away to his death.
Queen Gertrude drinks the poison meant for Hamlet. Poisoning the drink was Claudius's idea, but Laertes also knew about it, so legally they're both culpable, even though neither of them wanted it to happen. In some productions, she's depicted as realizing that the wine is poisoned before drinking it, which would technically mean she killed herself.
Gertrude is the Queen of Denmark and the mother of Hamlet. She has no idea that Claudius killed her son's father. As shown in Act 3 scene 4. This reasoning comes from where Hamlet goes to her room and tells her angrily of what she has done wrong. It is news to her of Claudius being a murder and a villain.
That they tragically love second husbands but that Gertrude's husband is a villain and Jocasta's is not are the ways in which Gertrude in "Hamlet" and Jocasta in "Oedipus Rex" are respectively similar and different. Specifically, Danish Queen Gertrude falls in love with Claudius, the brother and killer of her first husband. Theban Queen Jocasta falls in love with Oedipus, the son and killer of her first husband. But Claudius kills his brother knowingly and…