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    The kind of relationship Hamlet and Ophelia had was not only complex but it was very problematic. I believe that Ophelia truly thought she would marry Hamlet even though her father and brother told her to stay away from him because “she could never end up with a man like that.” Laertes stated “Hamlet might "love you now, he is subject to his birth." He also told her before he left for school again “Fear it, Ophelia; fear it, my dear sister, And keep you in the rear of your affection, Out of the shot

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    Hamlet And Ophelia

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    characters that didn’t get as much screen time but was still important was Ophelia. Ophelia was a sister, girlfriend, and daughter that so many people loved. Therefore, Despite the lack of presence of Ophelia, she ultimately played a big role in the lives of a lot of the characters. Throughout the play, Hamlet and Ophelia have a very strong love connection. They loved each other and wanted to eventually get married. Hamlet and Ophelia hit some bumps in the road in their relationship but they always secretly

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    Ophelia Analysis

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    William Shakespeare's Hamlet is an intense play of physiological warfare between Hamlet and everyone else he deems an enemy, going as far to make an enemy of himself. Hamlet then takes action on his deranged thoughts leading to a chain of events that keeps the play moving forward and the audience engaged, however, the audience seems to shine the lights around Hamlet and focus on him and his story alone, rightfully so, after all the play is named Hamlet and it centers around his families issues. Yet

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    Is Ophelia Weak

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    In the story of Hamlet, Ophelia was a young lady who was good person and has lost her loved one as Hamlet did when he lost his father. She was a beautiful young girl who had a father, Polonius, who worked for the king. Her personality wasn’t strong, like other characters in Hamlet. Since her characteristic was weak, she fell and died, not able to be strong during the session of her father’s death. Ophelia was a character who was obedient, naïve, and unstable throughout the play. In the play, she

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    Ophelia Women

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    in a family is the father, as fathers traditionally have a fair amount of control over Hundal 2 children, especially their daughters. Firstly, throughout the play Ophelia is controlled by her father Polonius. She is told how to act and react to certain situations which causes her to rely on others. Due to this, it is assumed that Ophelia is unfit to make well thought-out decisions on her own and will always be dependent on the assistance of others. However, if Ophelia’s father allows her

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    Ophelia Essay

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    either topple off or strive, unfortunately some people just cannot stand high in the midst of such a vast edge, so they topple. In both “Anne Sexton’s Music Swims Back To Me” and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet there contains two woman who exactly that. Ophelia and the woman from the poem both topple off the edge. These two women show us just how easy feeling too much can lead us to absolute insanity. Both of these women face unspeakable tragedies that lead to their lives in upheaval. Something of equal

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    Ophelia In Hamlet

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    Ophelia from the play “Shakespeare” plays an important female role. She is a beautiful young woman with innocence. She deals with struggles that most young women don’t have to deal with. Ophelia changes immensely throughout the play. Ophelia is torn between Hamlet and her family, causing conflict with both relationships and affecting her thought process to drive her mentally insane. The character Ophelia is a young attractive woman. Hamlet finds her extremely beautiful with an innocence that keeps

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    Ophelia In Hamlet

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    misfortunate events have occurred. Ophelia has always been under pressure by her father, Polonius, and her lover Hamlet which was the result of her death. Polonius lived his life as Claudius’ spy and to do his dirty work for him, Polonius’ behaviour happened to be his reason for his death. Claudius’ performance of acting innocent, happened to be a manipulation which resulted to his brother’s tragic death. By examining William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Shakespeare associates Ophelia, Polonius and Claudius’ ironic

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    Ophelia In Hamlet

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    Shakespeare, Ophelia is affected by the corruption of the men which ultimately pushed her to insanity and suicide. Ophelia had many things that triggered her to the thought of suicide. “Even in his tirade against Ophelia, she is scarcely more than a prop...”(Intentional meaning in Hamlet: an evolutionary perspective). She was used as a toy by most of the characters in the play even her father. Ophelia was always seen as a throwaway object instead of a person who mattered to people. When Ophelia was having

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    Ophelia In Hamlet

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    love for Ophelia in ways. The love between them is as strong and as difficult. It talks about the love between Hamlet and Ophelia about how it was like to be in the madness that overflows them and make them look different. Especially when it was hard for Hamlet to think about how it was if he truly loves her or not. However, in my opinion, Hamlet shows that he truly loves Ophelia through his actions which shows that it is evident. At first Hamlet shows that he really loves Ophelia. He shows

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