Hamlet Character Relationships

Relationship Description Evidence Claudius and Gertrude Gertrude is trusting of Claudius When Hamlet kills polonius, Gertrude confides in Claudius. Claudius loves Gertrude to an extent Claudius stops Gertrude from drinking the poisoned wine that was meant for Hamlet. Gertrude protects Claudius Gertrude is always defending Claudius. For example, when Claudius is disturbed by Hamlet’s play,…

Great Expectations: Pip’s Character Development & Analysis

In Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Pip goes through an initiation consisting of a series of ordeals that force him to mature or suffer the consequences. As Pip experiences the different standards of living, his expectations increase. Pip’s inclination to act like a gentlemen causes him to spend prodigiously, forget the value of true friendship, and…

Frankenstein & Dracula: Character Similarities and Differences

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Bram Stoker’s Dracula are stories of inhumane beings causing destruction and agony for the main characters until the time of their defeat. These two classic horror stories possess similar character types which contrast in key elements. Each story includes a protagonist, villain and secondary character. The manner in which these characters…