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Reed, unable toanswer Jane's accusations, leaves the room immediately, thusallowing Jane to bask in the glory of victory for the first time inher life.
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Through manydisappointments that she is faced with and with her constantstruggle to gain independence and love, Jane never loses her selfof self, nor does she give up her moral and spiritual values.
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Up until now, we might havebelieved Hamlet.
Hamletexpresses this outrage during his first soliloquy:
O, most wicked speed, to post
With such dexterity to incestuous sheets!
Love is the answer to all problemsfor Gertrude.
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She shows this simple-mindedthinking also in Act III, scene 1.
When answering Hamlet, she saysthat it is common for all men to die, but this is not just any manwho has died, she should realize; it's Hamlet's own father!
Gertrude's romantic outlook againkeeps her from seeing truth.
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But Gertrude reacts casually after watching.
At this point, Gertrude has the opportunity to askHamlet what he is implying and face the issue, but she is the typeof woman who just wants everything to be smoothed over withoutthinking too deeply.
But when Gertrude says: "What shall I do?" (III.
Someone might wonder whether Gertrude really is concealingsome knowledge about a murder, but in Act II, scene 2, there isevidence that Gertrude really hasn't taken part in the plot.