What role does Gertrude play in the tragedy of Denmark?
To answer this question, you will need to wrestle with the following
questions: What role did she play in the king’s murder? [Given that it is clear that she did not know of the deed, itself]. Was she having an adulterous relationship with Claudius? What does she think about
Hamlet’s “madness?” What does she think of Claudius? Do her views
of Hamlet and Claudius change? Is she ignorant? Weak? Crafty? How does the Ghost of her late husband view her? Does she see the Ghost when he appears to Hamlet in her bedroom?