Gertrude and Claudius - Part 3 Section 1 (page 163 to 187) Summary & Analysis

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Part 3 Section 1 (page 163 to 187) Summary

This section ends with "...the two women perfumed the closet with the stir of their embrace." Feng has taken the name Claudius upon his coronation, inspired by the Latin. Corambis has followed suit, and is now called Polonius. The King before Claudius is Hamlet, as is his son. It is now two weeks since King Hamlet's death in the orchard. Gertrude is surprised at how quickly Claudius has taken on the habits of a king, speaking to her at great length and with great pomp, as if courtiers are listening even when the two are alone in their chambers.

Claudius is irate with Prince Hamlet. He was late to his father's funeral and left almost immediately thereafter. Claudius thinks Hamlet's absence an insult to him, while Gertrude thinks it is because Hamlet blames her for not loving...

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