How does Hamlet feel about his mother's choice to marry his uncle? Why? Note that I'm currently in Act 1 Scene 2, so can you give the quotes from the play only in act 1 scene 2...and I need the quotes...

How does Hamlet feel about his mother's choice to marry his uncle? Why?

Note that I'm currently in Act 1 Scene 2, so can you give the quotes from the play only in act 1 scene 2...and I need the quotes to prove the answer...

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Hamlet is upset and feels his father's memory has been betrayed because it had only been 2 months since his father's death, and she wants to marry his uncle. In addition he criticises her as being frail that she would need another man in her life so soon. He thinks her tears and mourning were fake. In addition, her new husband is not at all like her dead one. Hamlet is questioning if she really and truly loved him at all. And there is the subject of incest; he believes it is immoral for her to marry her dead husband's brother.

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From Hamlet's very first appearance in the scene, all dressed in black, we can tell that the prince is none too happy. And we can infer that he is not just upset and gloomy about his father's death, but also his mother's hasty marriage tot his uncle Claudius. Listen to this exchange between mother and son (Note, the little play on the word "common," delivered as a veiled slur to his mother) :

QUEEN:

Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off,

And let thine eye look like a...

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