In "Hamlet," Act 4, how does Gertrude seek to shield Hamlet in this scene?

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I'm not sure which act or scene you are referring to; you mention Act 4 in the question, and scene 4 in the question tags.  I will assume that you mean Act 4, scene 1...if I am wrong, then let me know and I can help you out with the appropriate scene.

Act 4 scene 1 is right after Hamlet has killed Polonius, and given a pretty hard verbal lashing to his mother.  Gertrude comes out of her room as Hamlet pulls the corpse of Polonius away. The king and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern enter, and Gertrude asks Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to leave, so that she may speak...

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