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Has Gertrude reformed after her confrontation with Hamlet in Act III of Hamlet?

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This is a great question to think about. Although Gertrude appears to be very repentant in the kind of langauge she uses with her son after he confronts her about the truth of what happened with his father, you could argue that Gertrude doesn't actually change at all in terms of her loyalties. Note what she says in Act IV scene 1 straight after her meeting with Hamlet. When Claudius asks her...

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