William Shakespeare 's Hamlet - Ophelia

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Sai Neelamraju Mrs.Thoms-Cappello Term Paper 21 April 2016 Ophelia In Hamlet From historical events such as World War I and World War II to present day women have been playing prominent roles. During the 14th and 15th centuries women had no important roles in their families, they were only used to take care of their families and to use their body for sex for men. A women mostly always needed a man by her side to stay stable and strong, otherwise they are known to be weak without them. There are many examples of when a women needed a man by her side to feel otherwise. For example the play Hamlet, Ophelia as a figure who is incomplete or incapable by herself, she needed her father to tell her what and what not to do. In act I scene III King Polonius tells Ophelia that he is not allowed to be with Hamlet. “For Lord Hamlet, Believe so much in him, that he is young And with a larger tether may he walk Than may be given you: in few, Ophelia, Do not believe his vows; for they are brokers, Not of that dye which their investments show, But mere implorators of unholy suits, Breathing like sanctified and pious bawds, The better to beguile. This is for all: I would not, in plain terms, from this time forth, Have you so slander any moment leisure, As to give words or talk with the Lord Hamlet. Look to 't, I charge you: come your ways (Act 1 Scene 3).” King Polonius does not want Ophelia to marry Hamlet because Hamlet is royalty and Ophelia is not. Royalty are supposed to marry into
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