Gertrude and Claudius - Part 2 Section 3 (page 129 to 162) Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Section 3 (page 129 to 162) Summary

Geruthe gives herself fully to the pleasure she finds with Fengon. "All her unclean places came alive, and came clean." Horvendile skulks off after sex with her, seemingly ashamed of his natural desires (an aspect of his particular take on Christianity). Fengon, on the other hand, lingers, touching and tasting her. The passion they share informs her whole life. She is aroused by Horvendile, now, who responds by coming to her bed more often. Fengon grows more unwilling to share her. Their affair began in the spring. It has turned cold now, and Horvendile leaves Elsinore less often as winter closes in. The lovers have less chance to meet, and their risk increases.

Horvendile summons Fengon to him at the end of October. The King speaks, at first, of domestic matters. He tells Fengon that Geruthe thinks...

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