In this act Hamlet is very aggressive and very vulgar (if in modern time) towards woman. As discussed in class, Polonius is being haughty and loquacious and decides to hide from Hamlet to eavesdrop on him, Polonius intends to hear what Hamlet is really feeling. However, Hamlet ends up finding out and goes mad. Even if it were today in time, anyone would get upset if they were being spied on. Hamlet then stabs Polonius with his sword right in front of Ophelia. It is then, when Hamlet kisses Ophelia. However, he then sees the ghost that only he appears to see. To me, Hamlet's mind is spinning in circles, he is thinking too much in-depth in how to get revenge for his father's death.
Gertrude* my mistake.
Here, Hamlet becomes a woman hater. There's proof of this of when he takes Ophelia as a slut (pg. 158) where the script says "Do you think i meant count(ry) matters?" However, she does not agree on what he is insinuating towards her.
Hamlet's hatred towards all women he comes across to began from his mother marrying Claudius so soon after his father's death. I think that hamlet acted harshly towards Ophelia here as he is aware of the spying game. Hamlet didn't know who to trust anymore for everyone is betraying him and helping the enemy which infuriates him
I agree with Frizia that the reason why he turns into a women hater is because of the two women that he loved betraying him. First because his mother betrays him by marrying Claudius right after Hamlets father dies. Then there is Ophelia also betraying hamlet by spying on him by Claudius's Orders. SO by this point hamlet doesn't know what else to do but have so much hate for women now.
Hamlets opinion and attitude towards the opposite sex is rather sexist I would to say, or insensitive to the women he talks to. In this case referring to Ophelia as a slut and being sneakily perverted in ways only hamlet can clearly detect.
In act 3 since everyone was spying and betraying everyone the only successful character was hamlet since he find out what everyone was doing to try to destroy him, the characters that go crazy due to this events were of course hamlet, Ophelia and Laertes. The fact that this events happen cause Ophelia death and her brother trying to kill Hamlet would result in a very bloody scene.
I think that Act 3 is the climax of the play. In Act 3 Scene 2 the "Murder of Gonzago" was used by Hamlet to trap Claudius where he saw Claudius reaction that confirms he truly murdered Old Hamlet. Another climax is in Act 3 Scene 4 where the first bloody scene of the play when Hamlet stabbed Polonius mistaking that it was Claudius. This led to more conflict for Laertes and Ophelia.
I agree with you Frizia about how this scene is the climax of the play. The big chaos take hands in this part when Hamlet get into his plan against Claudius and also when he kills Polonious. This death transforms the story into more revenge from other characters as Laertes.
During the act three the story of Hamlet turns into a bloody mess and deathly situations. In my opinion this act was a central view of the big consequences of the whole problem that Claudius created by doing the first death. Hamlet during this act was in his best effort into reveal the great sin of his uncle but also make himself into other sin by killing Polonius as mistake. The type of events that end the act build a strong feeling of revenge between characters as Hamlet and Laertes.
when Hamlet realize who killed his father he set his goal and never going to stop looking for justice. Claudius, the one who kill Hamlets father, has made him crazy enough but he is not dumb. He is attacking slowly and with caution.
Hamlet by Act three he totally lost his mind after arguing with his mother Gertrude while Polonius was spying on them, Hamlet finds out and decides to make an action immediately kills Polonius but, I understand Hamlet curiosity for answers of his questions towards his mother's and uncles relationship, his father death and Gertrude sexuality, which he feels totally disgust about.
Act three scene four where Hamlet has lost sense and is trying to make his mother realize the wrongs she's done before him and his father. Hamlet and Gertrude seem to have a strange relationship towards Escher other. It is peculiar the way Gertrude tries to calm Hamlet down unlike a mother and son relationship. When Hamlet sees the ghost Gertrude assumes that Hamlet has gone mad because she can't see it. In this seen I myself wonder if what Hamlet is seeing is true or if he is really just going crazy
Roxanne, I also wondered if Hamlet was going mad because Gertrude was unable to see the ghost even though she was in the same room and only Hamlet was able to see it.
In this act Hamlet is very aggro and very disrespectful towards females. This in my opinion is mostly due to the distrust and discomfort that he now feels towards the two women he loved the most, his mother and lover. One betrayed him through the marrying of his dead fathers brother, and the other by spying on him under that mans name (Claudius)
In this act, Hamlet takes his plan into action to where he tries to get his "mice" conscious about what's happening. Using a play he made himself based on "The Murder Of Gonzaigo," he related all the events towards what was happening in the kingdom. With this, he was able to catch the conscience of Claudius to where Claudius felt guilty about killing Hamlet's father and prayed for forgiveness. Because of Claudius feeling guilty and praying for forgiveness, Hamlet decided to not kill him since he wants to make sure that Claudius goes to hell once he's dead.
In this act Hamlet seem desperate and mad at this point by being betrayed by his mother and Ophelia. His mother by marrying his uncle and Ophelia by spying on him. This gives a reason why Hamlet has a hate towards women.