Which statement best explains why Shakespeare alludes to Hecuba throughout Act II, Scene ii of Hamlet? Like Gertrude, Hecuba has married the brother of her dead husband. Like Gertrude, Hecuba shows little emotion after the death of her husband. In contrast to Gertrude, Hecuba takes revenge on her husband’s killer. In contrast to Gertrude, Hecuba is the ideal image of a grieving widow.