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One of the themes in the play is power and status. Cladius – the king of Elsinore has all the power and is quick-witted and clever minded. He draws all attention away from his brothers passing and is in a constant battle with Hamlet. Cladius only gained power by killing his brother and marrying his wife – the queen. In the play it is also seen that there is a lack of power for women. Women are seen as lustful and when they are with men – they are seen in the wrong and are put down. An example of this is Hamlet, who thinks Gertrude is in the mercy of her desires only because she married her late husbands brother. As well, Ophelia who is in the mercy of her father (who commands her not to be with Hamlet), Hamlet (whose baby she may be carrying and whom she is in love with) and Laertes, her brother. This connects
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  • Spring '15
  • Mitchell
  • It, Hamlet, English-language films, Husband, Gertrude

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