How does the king, Claudius, refer to the fact htat he married Gertrude soon after his brother's death?
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Answered by Aslan
He refers to the marriage to Gertrude as his duty. He says his best advisors told him to marry her. He thinks the marriage is a joyous moment tempered with sadness of his brother's death.Together with remembrance of ourselves. Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen, Th' imperial jointress to this warlike state, Have we—as ’twere with a defeated joy, With an auspicious and a dropping eye, With mirth in funeral and with dirge in marriage, In equal scale weighing delight and dole— Taken to wife.