queen gertrude revisited
back in early may of last year i wrote about shakespeares queen gertrude..
hamlet act iii..scene ii where queen gertrude turns to prince hamlet and says the lady doth protest too much, methinks.
well methought and mestillthinks thats pretty interesting..these days in wonderland we have a few that seem to protest too much. in an enotes analysis we found the following analysis..
When we smugly declare that “the lady doth protest too much,” we almost always mean that the lady objects so much as to lose credibility. Gertrude says that Player Queen affirms so much as to lose credibility. Her vows are too elaborate, too artful, too insistent.
well now..isnt that interesting..ol shakespeare must be a resident.
and in another online essay..
In act iv, Gertrude proves to be a very weak, vulnerable queen …due to the fact that she agrees with and obeys all of Claudius’s thoughts and orders. It is never known if Gertrude actually knows that Claudius killed her first husband..
or in wonderland…does gertrude know all that claudius is guilty of..
to sum up..methinks we have a few queens around wonderland doing a little too much protesting and obeying all of Claudius’s thoughts and orders. maybe the queens and claudius need to remember how the play ends.