In thy name is woman (1.2.143-146)Queen Gertrude, ironically

In Christian faith, death is not necessarily dying; One’s physical body no longer functions, however, we are introduced to eternal life in which is when a person’s soul leaves one’s body and goes hand in hand with God in heaven. If one has lived a virtuous life, they are declared the ultimate gift, resurrecting into a place of peace, tranquillity, and forgiveness. However, if one declares a life full of extreme evil and sin, going against the words of God without regret, their souls will leave their body at death and descend into Hell. In Hamlet, Queen Gertrude exposes herself to the sin of gluttony, an excessive appetite for something, not always food or drink. The Queen’s rapid decision to marry into the Kingdom shorty after her husband’s death expresses her strong appetite for power. Which, soon progresses into lust for Claudius as Hamlet says:             Must I remember? Why she would hang on him As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on, and yet within a month -Let me not think on’t. Frailty thy name is woman (1.2.143-146)Queen Gertrude, ironically dies of a poisoned drink. This death is ironic because she dies at the hand of Claudius, as the drink was intentionally for him, and gluttony can also be the over excessive indulgence of drinking. No one sin is worse than another, but the consequence if one does not feel sincere regret for going against Christianity is, in most extreme cases, death. If the Queen feels no remorse for the evil she has inflicted upon herself and others in life at her time of death, she will go to hell. Unfortunately, it is possible to come to a state of not caring about and not seeking for forgiveness from God. Without remorse, forgiveness cannot be granted, in which one is at risk of an unforgivable sin. A person can come to that place either by simply drifting away or by sharply turning away from God in angry hostility.


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