There have been many women in history who are known today by their different qualities. For instance Beverly Allitt, referred to as the “Angel of Death” a pediatric nurse who killed 4 kids and hurt 5. Queen Victoria supported an act of parliament 1938 which eliminated slavery in the colonies of the British Empire. This goes to show that although people may think women are all alike, they are most absolutely not. Kate Keller of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and Gertrude of Shakespeare’s Hamlet are both extremely various characters who share however very couple of similarities throughout the 2 plays.
Ones knowing of their partner’s criminal activity devoted, one’s action of lying, and their different levels of intelligence, all show that the two women are both different.
Included in both Hamlet and All My Children, are mysteries. In Hamlet of course, is the mystery of Hamlet’s father’s death. Who murdered him? Claudius, we understand. However Gertrude did not understand. There is no proof that she had any idea of it, although Hamlet does implicate her, at one occasion in the play, of understanding that Claudius is a killer.
Whereas Kate from All My Sons understands whatever about what her spouse Joe, has done. She knows he is guilty of the deaths of the pilots.
It appears from the start of the play that Kate is in truth guilty of something. When Ann appears, her behaviour towards her is strange, and naturally, she acts in this manner due to the fact that she is afraid that Ann might know something that will bring the reality out. She will not let go of the possibility that Larry is alive, which brings in foreshadows. For example when she states to Joe, “You above all have actually got to believe, you …” (1.309-312) Ann’s sibling George passes your home soon after Ann gets here. He had actually simply visited their daddy in jail, and has actually come filled with rage. Kate notices, and rapidly lures him in with her charm, and motherly attributes to make him nearly forget why he was upset, to secure her and Joe from the trick they have been keeping. This is a huge element which separates the two characters, Gertrude and Kate. One knew of the crime devoted, and the other did not.
Kate from All My Kids seems to be an extremely smart lady. In fact, she is exceptionally intelligent. She understands everything that might fail. She is extremely careful in what she states and does, and she knows how to deal with any bump in the roadway. She does so, throughout the play, like when Ann’s brother George shows up. However, her being smart does not make her an extremely reasonable character. 3 years after the disappearance of her boy Larry, she still hopes to think he lives. She holds on to that idea. She believes in any offered “indication” or superstitious notion. Like for instance the entire circumstance of the horoscope. Gertrude from Hamlet is less intelligent.
She is more oblivious. She is taken in by Claudius’ appearances and charisma, and rapidly marries him. You would believe she must have learnt about Claudius being her hubby’s killer, jumping in to a marriage with her bro in-law so rapidly. Nevertheless, she understands nothing. It was no act of mischievousness, just an act of lack of knowledge, showing she may not have even loved Hamlet’s dad at all, or very little. Hamlet also acts unusual around Gertrude. He is revolted by his mother’s actions. Gertrude does not have an idea as to why he acts that way, until he tells her. Just then does she recognize her actions were been incorrect.
Kate is a lady known to have a large capability for love. She loves her family, evidently. She does nevertheless have an even bigger capability for lying. She understands that Joe sent out the broken cylinder heads out, and triggered the death of numerous pilots. She and Joe both keep the trick. She hopes and prays that her son Larry is still conscious not need to deal with the truth that his own daddy was the cause of his death. She specifies, “As long as you live that young boy will be alive, that young boy lives. God does not let a son be eliminated by his dad.” Gertrude on the other hand does not lie the way Kate does. Yes, she does lie to herself about the possible repercussions of her poor actions, however I wouldn’t see it as especially lying, I see it more as lack of knowledge. Merely, she is refusing to think the reality. Therefore, Kate Keller is a liar, while Gertrude is not.
You may state that both Kate and Gertrude share the same motherly characteristics. They both have strong connections with their children. However, Kate appears to have a more real love for her boy. Gertrude is more self-centered. She rushes in to a marital relationship right after Hamlet’s dad dies, and does not believe of the damage it will do to her child. Kate, although she does lie, reveals that she genuinely enjoys her kids, and that she always desires the best for Chris.
It is clear that Gertrude of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Kate Keller of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons are two really different characters. Gertrude is innocent, in not knowing the criminal offense Claudius has actually dedicated, where Kate Keller does understand the criminal offense her other half has actually committed. Both women have different characteristics. Kate being smarter than Gertrude is one of them. And last but not least, share a different love for their sons. owner