What is Hamlet's attitude toward Claudius and Gertrude?
Hamlet is angry at his mother, Gertrude, and at Claudius. Prior to the beginning of the play, Claudius has murdered Hamlet's father, King Hamlet , and his mother has married Claudius. This forms the basis for Hamlet's quest for revenge. Hamlet is disgusted by his mother's marriage and obsessed with her sexuality, and he sees Claudius for what he is: amoral, manipulative, and preoccupied with power. The craven nature of his mother's marriage drives Hamlet insane with jealousy: his anger stems not only from his father's murder but also from the murderer's (Claudius's) replacement of him in Gertrude's...
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