Solved: English Assignment: Understanding Hamlet Play
The “closet scene” (Act III, Scene 4) is a pivotal moment in the play. Hamlet confronts Gertrude over her relationship with Claudius, and she says she sees: “such black and grained spots/As will not leave their tinct.” What is it that she feels so guilty about? Do her words lead you to believe that she knew about the murder of old King Hamlet? Why/why not?
Back up your arguments with evidence from the readings. Be sure to use quote, summary, or paraphrase.