Why are Gertrude and Claudius distraught with Hamlet in Act 1 Scene 2?

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 Gertrude and Claudius spend much of Act I Scene 2 (I.2) chastising Hamlet. Discuss why they are distraught with him and why he is acting this way in this scene. Use examples for illustration.

 

Jun 7th, 2015

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they are distraught with him because Hamlet responds tensely and sarcastically and makes a big deal about how his inner grief and anguish is more intense than any outward "show" (dark clothing, somber behavior)

because he is called sissy by claudious

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Jun 7th, 2015

Do you know of any examples in the scene? Perhaps a quote

Jun 7th, 2015

let me check if any please i will get to you in a moment

Jun 7th, 2015

for now i don't have by maybe tommorrow i can help you please, understand.

Jun 7th, 2015

Do you know where it is that Hamlet calls Claudius a sissy?


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