Britain in Print
Act 3, scene 4 - lines 51-99
Pages from act 3, scene 4 of the 1611 quarto edition of Shakespeare's Hamlet. edinburgh University Library.


In this scene, Hamlet shows his mother, Gertrude, that she has committed a sin in marrying Claudius. He describes his father and Claudius, comparing the two. Angered by her seeming inability to know the difference between them, he is disgusted by her apparent sexual desires.

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