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|GR: How believable is Gertrude?
Written by Christine T.
(5/19/2003 7:19 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Ophelia: Suicide or accident?, penned by Cheryl
This point alone makes me question Gertrude's account of Ophelia's death. I don't know if it could possibly have happened like that. Gertrude later says she wanted Ophelia to marry Hamlet, so she must have cared something about her. Given the taboo of suicide, might she have made up this whole story to soften the blow for Hamlet and the public?
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