[Answer] • Why does Gertrude think Hamlet is mad?

Answer: because he appears to be talking to himself
• Why does Gertrude think Hamlet is mad?

In William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet Gertrude is Hamlet s mother and Queen of Denmark.Her relationship with Hamlet is somewhat turbulent since he resents her marrying her husband’s brother Claudius after he murdered the king (young Hamlet s father King Hamlet ). Gertrude reveals no guilt in her marriage with Claudius after the recent murder of her husband and Hamlet …

Hamlet Hamlet portrayed by the actor Edwin Booth c. 1870 Written by William Shakespeare Characters Hamlet Claudius Gertrude Polonius Original language English Genre Shakespearean tragedy Setting Denmark The Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark often shortened to Hamlet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare sometime between 1599 and 1601. It is Shakespeare’s longest play with 30 557 …

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In the third appearance Hamlet is confronted by the Ghost in his mother’s closet and is rebuked for not carrying out his revenge and for disobeying his instruction by talking to Gertrude. Hamlet fearfully apologises. Gertrude however cannot see the Ghost and thinks Hamlet is mad asking why he stares and talks to nothing.

Feminist theorists argue that she goes mad with guilt because when Hamlet kills her father he has fulfilled her sexual desire to have Hamlet kill her father so they can be together.

Gertrude suspects that Hamlet now knows about the murder of his father but Claudius says he does not. Hamlet enters and feigns madness. He rejects all overtures of friendship from Claudius then ann…

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