Hamlet And Gertrude Comparison

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Overall, the three films have an array of differences and persisting similarities. While Doran’s and Olivier’s interpretations are more Oedipal in nature than Branagh’s, the relationship dynamic between Hamlet and Gertrude is inherently unequal in all of the films. Due to the time period in which the play was written (in an overtly patriarchal context), Hamlet’s authority over his mother is displayed in their physical positions in the scene, and the impervious tone that Hamlet uses as though he has inherent superiority over her. The 1996 film, is overwhelmingly pompous and grandeur in contrast to the other films which rely more on depressive settings to mirror Hamlet’s lunacy. Subsequently, Branagh’s film relies mostly on language to convey