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,…

Margaret Laurence’s A Jest of God: Mother & Daughter Relationships

An important ingredient inherent in a successful mother-daughter relationship is balance. Like the scales of justice, maintaining equilibrium requires work. The special bond between mother and daughter is delicate and unlike any other relationship due to expectations of performance on behalf of both women. The female psyche is, characteristically, particular: each woman having a certain…

Edna’s Relationships in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

The society of Grand Isle places many expectations on its women to belong to men and be subordinate to their children. Edna Pontellier’s society, therefore, abounds with “mother-women,” who “idolized their children, worshipped their husbands, and esteemed it to a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals”.  The characters of Adele Ratignolle and Mademoiselle Reisz…