Hamlet: A Misogynist


-married with mine uncle (1.2.147-151)

He scorns Gertrude because he is disgusted that she married his uncle, thinks that she married too soon after his father's death, and believes that she has ruined his chances of love with Ophelia as a result of her immediate and corrupt (incestuous) marriage.

That blurs the grace and blush of modesty;

Calls virtue hypocrite; takes off the rose

From the fair forehead of an innocent love,

And sets a blister there; makes marriage-vows

As false as dicer' oaths: (3.4.42-46)

Hamlet's outbursts of emotion toward his mother Gertrude show the audience his true sexist nature. If Hamlet did not think that he was superior to his mother about such issues as marriage and love, then he would treat his mother with much more respect, would trust her decisions, and would value her judgements.

Hamlet behaved not only terribly towards his mother, but he also treated Ophelia intolerably. He confuses Ophelia of his feelings for her by telling her that he once loved her, and then later that he actually did not. "I did love you once.... I loved you notaE (3.1.113-117). By doing this Hamlet is an



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