Hamlet and Where are You Going, Where have you Been? Essay
This essay will consider how the character Gertrude from Hamlet and the character Connie from "Where are You Going, Where have you Been?" both end up with the wrong man. The essay will compare how these "wrong men" were alike and why Gertrude and Connie may have fallen for them.
Gertrude was married to someone else when she fell for Claudius. The play indicates that he started wooing her long before Hamlet's father was dead, hence their getting married so quickly after his death. "Within a month, ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears had left the flushing in her galled eyes, she married." Connie was single when Arnold Friend approached her, but she had …show more content…
In both cases, we wonder how Connie and Gertrude could have fallen for such games. Hamlet says, "Have you eyes?...Eyes without feeling, feeling without sight, Ears without hands or eyes...Could not so mope." One is tempted to say the same things to Connie. Why did you step out the door; didn't you realize what you were doing? Both Connie and Gertrude did this because they are both easy to manipulate. Hamlet says to Gertrude, "Not this, by no means, that I bid you do: let the bloat king…for a pair of reechy kisses...Make you to ravel all this matter out." He