The part where he opens with a lengthy speech. And what is he trying to generate?
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Claudius addresses the quickness of his marriage to Gertrude, representing himself as in mourning for a lost brother even as he is joyful for a new wife, his one-time sister. Claudius also addresses the question of the young Fortinbras’ proposed invasion. He says that he has spoken to Fortinbras’ uncle, the King of Norway, who has made Fortinbras promise to halt any plans to invade Denmark. During the course of his speeches, Claudius is attempting to gain support for his actions.