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  • Gertrudes Suicide - 676 Words
    Gertrude’s Suicide? In the Shakespearean tragedy "Hamlet," Prince Hamlet’s mother Gertrude encounters many misfortunes, which she feels that she is to blame for. Gertrude was brought into the middle of everybody’s dilemmas and thus felt responsible for the occurrences that happened to all of the significant characters throughout the play. She allows her emotions to build up in an unhealthy manner and this leads to her eventual death. The question that surrounds her death...
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  • Hamlet's Treatment of Ophelia and Gertrude
    Hamlet's Treatment of Ophelia and Gertrude Modern folklore suggests women look at a man's relationship with his mother to predict how they will treat other women in their life. Hamlet is a good example of a son's treatment of his mother reflecting how he will treat the woman he loves because when considering Hamlet's attitude and treatment of the Ophelia in William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, one must first consider how Hamlet treated his mother. A characteristic of Hamlet's...
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  • Importance of Gertrude and Ophelia - 626 Words
    Carol James Dr. Chris Walker AP English Literature and Composition 27 January 2012 Importance of Gertrude and Ophelia The love a man has for his mother and the love he has for his girlfriend/fiancé/wife are two different kinds of love that always seems to conflict one another. The mother and the female companion usually really like each other or they hate each other. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Gertrude and Ophelia has a steady relationship with each other. But Gertrude’s relationship Hamlet...
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  • Relationship of Hamlet and Gertrude - 464 Words
    In the Shakespearean play Hamlet, the conflict between Hamlet and his mother, Gertrude, is parallel to the main conflict of the story. Hamlet is motivated to avenge by the ghost after he is upset when Gertrude marries Claudius. Hamlet’s view of society, especially women, is also shaped by his mother’s decisions, thus developing his character; Hamlets character is shown as indecisive when he decides to confront his mother. As the play starts, Hamlet is disappointed with his mother’s marriage to...
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  • Gertrude from Hamlet - 823 Words
    How would you feel if your mother chose your murderous uncle over you? Gertrude puts away all her motherly instincts to improve her relationship with Claudius. She also needs Claudius as a supporter otherwise; the kingdom would most likely fall apart. If Gertrude knew about the plan to kill her son Hamlet, she would have ruined it. It is shown throughout the story how weak and evil Gertrude really is. She is no mother to Hamlet, she is just someone who she gives orders to. Prince Hamlet...
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  • Hamlet Analysis: Queen Gertrude
    Character Analysis: Queen Gertrude In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, one of the most interestingly designed characters is his mother, Queen Gertrude. Throughout the play, she is not only one of the most significant characters but the center of various controversies. In general, she brings up numerous questions within the reader as she is driven by her endless need to fulfill her desire for affection. At the most basic level, Queen Gertrude is almost like a child. Her actions don’t seem to be...
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  • Literary Critique of Hamlet's Gertrude
    Domingo, Jeremiah Jireh C. August 2, 2013 ------------------------------------------------- TCB2-2012108986 HUM24 Original Translation from Book: Oh, that this too, too sullied flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew, Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O...
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  • The Single Persona of Ophelia and Gertrude
    Zoe Altenau Ms. Herring AP English 5 November 2013 The Single Persona of Ophelia and Gertrude According to Shakespeare, Elsinore did not require more than two women, let alone two unique women. On a larger scale, the society in which Shakespeare wrote agreed that most women were indistinguishable: women in general did not hold positions of prominence and did not demand recognition. In all of Shakespeare’s plays, a meager 126 female characters develop; of these, Ophelia and Gertrude play...
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  • The Females’ Suffering in Males’ Conflicts An Analysis and Comparison of Gertrude and Ophelia in Hamlet
    The Females’ Suffering in Males’ Conflicts An Analysis and Comparison of Gertrude and Ophelia in Hamlet Prepared for Assoc. Professor Dr. Andy Fung Instructor and Advisor Dr. Andy Fung Prepared by Xinyue Zhang ID: 1130200166 Class Number: 11 May 20, 2014 Classical Works of Shakespearean and Chinese Tragedy An Analysis and Comparison of Gertrude and Ophelia in Hamlet 1. Introduction Tragedies have the magic that make people suffer from sorrow but they still addicted to...
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  • Gertrude and Ophelia (Hamlet) are usually seen as weak women, firmly under the influence of the men in their lives. Do you think this characterization of them as passive and dependent is accurate?
    In Hamlet, the women act the small roles portraying their historical status at the time. Although Gertrude is the Queen of Denmark and Ophelia is the prince's lovers, they have no standing in the society and their voices are never heard. Their actions and fates are greatly influenced by the men's decisions. All their lives Ophelia and Gertrude are led by the men's power; they together make a weak image of dependent women at Shakespeare's time. Although Gertrude and Ophelia are not well...
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  • Hamlet: Polonius's Tragic Flaw
    In Hamlet we see diverse characters who can be seen as having tragic flaws. Polonius, the loyal advisor to the king and the father of Laertes and Ophelia has a tragic flaw. This is his loyalty to the state and more specifically the king. Polonius’s characteristic of loyalty warrants a flaw given that it leads to his tragic death. In using Aristotles interpretation of a tragedy, Polonius’s loyalty is also tragic. The audience worries that they may have the same fate and are also sympathetic of...
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  • Hamlet: crime, death and redemption
    Crime, death and redemption In this essay, I am going to talk about a part of act 5, scene 2 of Hamlet, written by Shakespeare. This passage written in verse is the catastrophy of the play. Hamlet, after being wounded by Laertes' poisonned sword finally revenges the death of his father by killing Claudius. The presence of repeted themes such as death and redemption in this passage, gives the drama a tensed athmosphere . "Lo, here I lie, never to rise again (...) I can no more. The King, the...
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  • How Does Shakespeare Present Ophelia
    Shakespeare’s Ophelia is a complex character in her own right. She is controlled by her male relatives and isn’t set free truly till madness sets in. She is loved like a daughter by Queen Gertrude, first loved and then abused by Hamlet and above all used as a bargaining tool by Laertes and Polonius. In Shakespeare’s time the way her father and others treated her wouldn’t have been uncommon and the shock would have come from her bawdy behaviour when she went mad whereas a modern audience would...
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  • Hamlet/Ophelia Relationship - 625 Words
    Hamlet and Ophelia have a relationship that is quite significant to Hamlet as a whole. Their relationship in the past has been filled with many sexual endeavors but once the play starts, it begins its downfall, affecting multiple characters down the line. Throughout the play, the relationship indirectly causes obsession, death, insanity, and the drive for vengeance. Ophelia's love for Hamlet is mentioned very early in the play when she is with her brother, Laertes, and her father, Polonius....
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  • Hamlet Act III Questions
    Act III questions Read the exchange between Hamlet and Ophelia carefully. Why is he so bitter towards her? When Hamlet sees Ophelia coming, he calls her, “The fair Ophelia!” and speaks fondly of her. Though as soon as she starts speaking to him in a formal way because she knows she’s being watched and returns the gifts to Hamlet, he realises something is up and they’re being watched. He feels tricked and trapped and so he asks Ophelia what she seems to be, “Are you honest?... Are you fair?”....
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  • Roles of Women In Hamlet - 511 Words
    In Hamlet, the women act the small roles portraying their historical status at the time. Although Gertrude is the Queen of Denmark and Ophelia is the prince's lovers, they have no standing in the society and their voices are never heard. Their actions and fates are greatly influenced by the men's decisions. All their lives Ophelia and Gertrude are led by the men's power; they together make a weak image of dependent women at Shakespeare's time. Both of their roles in this play portray them as...
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  • Hamlet, Moral Truths, Redemption and a Just Society
     Hamlet and the Themes of Redemption, Moral Truths, and a Just Society Prince Hamlet, having returned home from school in Germany arrives to an upsetting scene to say the least. His father, King Hamlet is dead and his mother Gertrude has already remarried. Not just to any man either, the king’s brother Claudius who has already taken possession of the throne. As the gravity of the situation continues to sink in for Prince Hamlet he begins to suspect correctly that his uncle Claudius was...
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  • Polonius vs. Speaker: Struggling with the Concept of Letting Go of Their Daughter
    Both Polonius and the speaker from “To A Sad Daughter” are struggling with the concept of letting go of their daughter and both love their daughter. Polonius is not ready to let go of his daughter. As no mention has been made of Ophelia’s mother; we must assume that Ophelia is the predominant female figure for him in his life. He looks at Laertes as his heir, typical in his time, also evidenced by the fact that it seems that they have talked about Ophelia and Halmet’s relationship. He looks...
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  • Destiny of Hamlet - 814 Words
    Destiny can be described as a predetermined future. One may attempt to reach there objective and strive while others may fail miserably. An individuals destiny does not only rely on there attempts to achieve what they please furthermore others can have a great impact on another persons destiny. A great deal of trust may intervene between individuals if one shows kindness to the other. Contrary to this is kindness may also weaken a persons destiny because trust can be used to gain advantage. The...
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  • Hamlet Research Paper Outline
    AP Literature & Composition 4 February 2014 Literary Analysis Research Paper Outline Title: Hamlet: The Independence of Women I. Introduction A. Have an opening sentence about how dependent women were in the 1600’s or find a quote online. B. Discuss womens rights in 1600’s 1. Find a source in online database C. Compare to other works in that time D. THESIS: The characteristics of the two female roles in Hamlet shows, through state of mind and actions, that women were...
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  • Ophelia Character Analysis - 630 Words
    Ophelia is a young woman who is the daughter of Polonius and the sister of Laertes. In the play, Ophelia is caught between her obedience to her father and her love for Hamlet, which results in tragic consequences. As a character who perfectly represents the “good girl” schema, Ophelia is the quintessential obedient daughter, a role demanded of all young women in the early 17th century. Her obedient nature can be seen in repeated quotes such as – “I shall obey my Lord,” as she complies with her...
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  • Extra Hamlet Scene - 443 Words
    Friend: Ophelia, I got your message. What’s the matter? Ophelia: I’ve ruined it. I can’t do it anymore. I want this all to be over. Friend: What? Ophelia you know you can tell me anything, it’s me. Ophelia: No, No I can’t even bring myself to say it. PAUSE OPHELIA IS ABOUT TO SAY. HAMLET ENTERS.OPHELIA BURSTS INTO TEARS. Ophelia: I don’t want him here. Get him out! Friend: Look she’s in a bad way. I think you should leave. Hamlet: What? Why? I want to know what’s going on. Ophelia: No...
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  • Hamlet Literary Analysis - 869 Words
     The Wilting Flowers: The Loss of Innocence in Shakespeare’s Hamlet Innocence and purity wither away in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet as the protagonist strives for his revenge, yet wrestles with his past morals and current confusion. However, it is not Hamlet’s angst-ridden struggle that is best examined, but rather the slow downward spiral of the female characters, Hamlet’s mother and his love interest, who are somewhat neglected in the plot. Queen Gertrude and young Ophelia’s loss of...
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  • Hamlet Essay - 845 Words
    Garrett Vinikoor Ms. Rosini Period 1 Hamlet Essay Polonius Represents a Good Father Polonius, advisor in the court of King Claudius of Denmark, is a good father to both of his children, Ophelia and Laertes. He represents a good father due to his desire to do whatever is best for his children. “Polonius first illustrates the role of protector in the very first scene he appears.”(Zach Hitchcock, Shakespeare Expert) Polonius displays these actions whenever his children are either in danger,...
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  • Hamlet Themes - 473 Words
    Hamlet Themes: Sanity vs. Insanity Study Guide: 1. What gives evidence that Hamlet is not really insane but just upset? The fact that Hamlet is re-enacting the murder of his father shows the readers that he is well aware of the situation and what has occurred. He is not in denial of the death, but seems to want King Claudius to feel guilty with his wrong doing. 2. What gives evidence that Hamlet is insane and not just upset? The way Hamlet acted around Ophelia gave signs that he was...
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  • Hamlet Essay - 986 Words
    How is your personal response to the character of “Hamlet” shaped by his interaction with others in the play? In William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”, the character of Hamlet is shaped by his interaction with others in the play due to him being regarded as a key figure in the progressive decline of the state of Denmark. He insists on deceiving those around him, despite a well-intentioned desire to uncover the truth. Consequently Hamlet becomes implicated in the further corruption of Denmark by being...
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  • Insanity of Hamlet and Ophelia Essay Example
    Insanity of Hamlet and Ophelia Hamlet’s insanity comes from his passion to get revenge and grief over his fathers death, while Ophelia has true and justified insanity. Hamlet has reason behind his madness, he is saddened by his father’s death, planning on how to kill his uncle, and his mind is in a fragile place throughout the play. Ophelia is very naive, defenseless, and loyal to the men in her life. She cannot contend with difficulties that occur during the play such as, her father...
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  • English Essays - 1361 Words
    Brooke Hannon English 12 AP March 18th, 2013 Gender Roles in Hamlet Hamlet, written by the well-known Shakespeare, is a story which involves men who are implored to be “manly” by directing the lives of the women in order to make their own lives comfortable and refraining from copying feminine behavior. Hamlet and Ophelia, two characters who are supposedly in love with each other, are examples of how the men and women in this story are expected to live up to the stereotypical standards set by...
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  • How Does Shakespeare Use Gesture and Actions to Convey the State of Mind of the Characters?
    Hamlet has a vast understanding of the circle of life and how to achieve and not achieve certain goals, and he illustrates this constantly in majority of his soliloquys. However, this is contrary to his actions and gestures because he is hesitant and indecisive in his actions. Thus, Shakespeare uses diction to convey Hamlet’s state of mind rather than actions alone. For example, he uses choppy and long sentences in Hamlet’s diction and eventually as he comes to a decision and becomes more...
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  • Hamlet Act I-V Annotations
    Annotations Act I: All is going as expected when mourning, until the ghost appears before Hamlet. After the ghost enters the conflict, emotions transform into uncontrollable bursts, foreshadowing a dark path ahead. The ghost resembles an evil figure because it causes destruction to the family, especially Hamlet. Therefore, the ghost is an important symbol because it gives a premonition that trouble will befall upon Hamlet, since bad things bring bad luck. Act II: In this instant, Hamlet...
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  • Rction - Hmlt - 812 Words
    MINAS, Jan Paula C. World Literature BAP3A Ms. Karen Padilla HAMLET William Shakespeare’s Hamlet was truly a masterpiece in its own right. It excellently portrays the struggles of a young man who is trying to find his place in a world full of treachery, madness, schemes and family disputes. Hamlet is a tragedy that shows us how afraid we all are, no matter what our circumstance. It is this fear of loss, of death – this uncertainty, which makes cowards of...
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  • Hamlet Act 4 Scene 7
    Act 4 Scene 7 Lines 162-194 Summary : * Gertrude enters with tragic news : Ophelia, mad with grief, has drowned in the nearby stream. * Laertes flees the room in agony, followed by Claudius who is afraid that Laertes’s calmed rage will be renewed with the news of Ophelia’s death. Ophelia: L.166-168 Willow ≡ traditional symbol of forsaken love. Garland of willow ≡ lover makes when his/her beloved has left him/her. L.169-171 Daisy ≡ dissembling (disintegrating) Nettles sting, “long...
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  • Appearance vs Reality in Hamlet
    James 1 Brittany James Ms. Lagios ENG 4U1 May 23, 2013 The Masks of Hamlet “Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.” – English Proverb. A recurring theme in William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is appearance versus reality. Many characters in the play pretend to be someone they are not, specifically Polonius, Hamlet and Claudius. They appear to be different than their true selves and deceive others for their own personal gain. These...
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  • Ophelia's Madness - 495 Words
    Ophelia’s mentality is seriously questionable when discussing Act 4, scene 5 of Hamlet. Her pronounced singing to Gertrude and Claudius cause them to question it, ‘How long hath she been thus?’ It could be argued that her mental state has always been delicate, from her first soliloquy and from her willingness to obey orders from her father and brother. However, in order to explore her mentality, I wanted to gather her singing and speech during Act 4, scene 5 and create a second soliloquy for...
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  • Jerry Springer Srcipt Hamlet form
    Morton1 Danielle Morton Mr. Bachini English II 23 January 2014 “Jaw Dropping Situations” Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! JERRY: Tonight on the Jerry Springer show we have a particularly interesting episode! Gertrude is here to finally confess something to a long-time friend of his Ophelia. So everyone please put your hands together for Gertrude! JERRY: Okay, now Gertrude you're here to talk about someone aren't you? GERTRUDE: Yes. JERRY: And what is this other person’s name? GERTRUDE:...
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  • Hamlet Essay - 561 Words
    Hamlet as a Procrastinator Procrastination: the act of avoiding tasks that may be dangerous, boring, difficult or morally conflicting. For some, procrastination can be an occasional occurrence, and for others it has become a reoccurring habit. Sometimes, it can have serious consequences. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, many characters voice their opinions about procrastination including The Ghost of Hamlet’s father, Claudius and Hamlet. Audiences are provided with many opportunities through a...
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  • Hamlet - 366 Words
    "And thus do we of wisdom and of reach, / With windlasses and with assays of bias, / By indirections find directions out" (2.1.61-63), says Polonius, boasting of his ability to discover the real truth about his son's behavior in France. Deception is the driving force behind Polonius's character in the play. In the beginning of Act II, Shakespeare highlights the essential aspect of Polonius' character when Polonius sends Reynaldo to spy on Laertes, his son, in Paris. Polonius instructs Reynaldo...
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  • Hamlet Rough Draft - 1511 Words
    Throughout the play, Hamlet shows many examples of being an indecisive person and being unable to do anything he wants to, as if something stops him. An example would be in act five, when he decides to confess his love for Ophelia on her grave. He took too long to tell Ophelia or anyone for the matter about his love for her. Another example would be his mother remarrying, and Hamlet not being able to confess his true feelings about King Claudius being his new father. In the first four acts,...
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  • Family in Hamlet - 749 Words
    Claudius: “But now, my cousin Hamlet and my son,” 
Hamlet: [Aside] “A little more than kin, and less than kind” Claudius: “How is it that the clouds still hang on you?

” Hamlet: “Not so, my lord; I am too much i' the sun.” 

Gertrude: “Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted color off”. (1.2.66-70) Hamlet's continued mourning while Claudius is needfully desirous that Hamlet stop mourning his father's death and start celebrating his mother's new husband, the country's new King and his own new father....
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  • Critical Analysis of Conflict in Hamlet
    The eighteenth-century British novelist Laurence Sterne wrote, ¡°No body, but he who has felt it, can conceive what a plaguing thing it is to have a man¡¯s mind torn asunder by two projects of equal strength, both obstinately pulling in a contrary direction at the same time.¡± In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, Ophelia¡¯s mind is pulled in conflicting directions between compelling desires, obligations, and influences. Ophelia is torn between her father along with her brother, and...
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  • Ophelia Talks Back - 298 Words
    OPHELIA TALKS BACK Based on Margaret Atwood’s ‘Gertrude Talks Back’ Why yes I do believe I am fair, and I don't need you to confirm it. Honey you were never invited to my wedding. God has given me one face, and I can do whatever the hell I please with it, thank you very much. Frankly you could do with a little heavy foundation and a wig yourself; it might just conceal the premature balding and all the frown lines you've accumulated from moping. You looked like a tired old man some days....
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  • Hamlet vs Laertes - 459 Words
    Hamlet vs Laertes Both Laertes and Hamlet both have similar and unique personality traits. These two characters are essential parts to the structure and theme of this play. Laertes tends to be possibly, in my opinion, an earlier version of Hamlet. Laertes has a positive outlook on life and seems to make the best of his life. Hamlet on the other hand looks at life only for its negative qualities and it almost seems that Hamlet wants to have more bad things to look at and have a reason...
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  • Critical Feminist Lens for Hamlet
    Feminist Lens on Hamlet The critical school our group will be discussing is feminism. The core ideas of this school is the equality of gender. When defined in the dictionary, it states that feminism is “The theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes”. A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women. Malala Yousafzai, a young social justice leader, sums up the general passion felt by those who are members of this school when she ...
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  • Characters in Hamlet and Sister Ophelia
    Hamlet is a play by William Shakespeare that displays multiple themes and motifs throughout the text. Some main themes are incest and violence. Incest is a key aspect in the play. Hamlet’s uncle, Claudius, kills his father and then marries his mother to become King of Denmark. Hamlet shows a great sense of concern for Gertrude, his mother about remarrying and her sex life with Claudius, which is shown when he cries to her and rapes her. Laertes also shows incestuous desire toward Ophelia,...
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  • Ophelia's Downfall - 1051 Words
    Rachael Markley Ophelia Discussion 1. What might have led to Ophelia’s downfall was that she intentionally killed herself to maybe save herself from any further shame that would fall upon her because she has been dishonored by Hamlet and she might be possibly “with child” and also to the loss of her father. In Act 1 Scene 3 pg.45, Ophelia tells her father that Hamlet has proclaimed his love to her, and then in Act 2 Scene 1 pg.79, she tells him that Hamlet has gone crazy and was acting as...
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  • Feminism in Hamlet - 1451 Words
    “Feminist Criticism and Its Integration in Hamlet” In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, many controversies arose from the text, one of which was feminism. Feminism in the most general of terms is known as the principle advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men. Feminism was a largely debated issue in the context of eighteenth century literature specific to many of Shakespeare’s texts. Feminist Criticism is similar in content but is more specific...
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  • Drama - 3841 Words
    ma ORIGINAL TEXT: (Act 1, Scene 2) O that this too too solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew! Or that the Everlasting had not fix'd His canon 'gainst self-slaughter! O God! O God! How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me all the uses of this world! Fie on't! O fie! 'tis an unweeded garden, That grows to seed; things rank and gross in nature Possess it merely. That it should come to this! But two months dead! — nay, not so much, not two: So excellent a...
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  • Hamlet Suffering from Oedipus Complex
    The character of Hamlet is very complex and full of contradictions. He seems gentle, yet he acts cruelly towards the people who care about him the most. He is also careful to develop a strategy which will allow him a sense of retribution against Claudius for the murder of his father without being suspected, but then he kills Polonius in a wild fit of irrationality. Still, Hamlet possesses a very philosophical mind. He is always processing his own experiences and struggling with the feelings that...
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  • Ophelia's Contribution in Hamlet - 1296 Words
    Ophelia's Contribution in Hamlet One thing critics of Hamlet can agree on is that Ophelia, though brief in appearance, enamored readers and audiences because of her cryptic death and her symbol of innocence in the play. Linda Wagner claims she "is pictured as the epitome of unsophistication and of purity" (Wagner 94). While the play mostly focuses on Hamlet and forces the reader to sympathize and view him as a misunderstood character, it practically brushes over Ophelia's struggle as...
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  • Ophelia's Character in Hamlet - 1587 Words
    There exists a marionette. One who is controlled by men to satisfy their inner most desires. An innocent, pure marionette who has purposefully been made to lack enough knowledge to understand the standards of her world. The only thing that has been made clear to her is that she has puppeteers. And they are men; Men who shape her life to fit their own desires. These men live her life for her, making sure that her actions, her voice, benefit their life enough for them to grow and her to be left...
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  • Hamlet English Literature - 423 Words
    Gertrude & Hamlet Gertrude is Over Protective Gertrude worries about Hamlet being crazy Gertrude becomes Scared Gertrude becomes Over Protective Again Gertrude & Ophelia Gertrude feels guilty Gertrude feels sorrow Gertrude wants to help Gertrude feels guilty again Gertrude & Laertes Gertrude feels Guilty Gertrude keeps a distance Gertrude wants to console Details: Gertrude is over protective after Hamlet loses his father and she demonstrates it by telling the...
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  • POLONIUS'S INTERACTIONS WITH CHARACTERS IN HAMLET
    In Hamlet, Polonius interacts in very different ways with the various characters. While talking with Reynaldo, he speaks in a sneaky, sly and clever manner. When talking with his daughter Ophelia, he seems very concerned. When talking with Hamlet, he seems confused, not knowing what Hamlet is talking about. When talking with the Players, however, he acts imperiously, exerting his authority over them. When talking with Reynaldo, Polonius speaks in a clever and sneaky manner. He tells Reynaldo...
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  • Lives of the Saints - 1007 Words
    In Shakespeare's Hamlet and Nino Ricci’s Lives of the Saints both demonstrate different visions of women. Comparing weak and indecisive women in Hamlet as to strong and independent women in Lives of the Saints. Ophelia in Hamlet is characterized many times as a weak women especially in the quote, “frailty thy name is woman.” She is completely dependent on her father and proves her dependence when she acts cruel to Hamlet. Which goes against her true feelings toward Hamlet. Afterwords Ophelia...
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  • The Roles of Laertes and Ophelia as Character Foils in Hamlet
    THE ROLES OF LAERTES AND OPHELIA AS CHARACTER FOILS TO HAMLET "The spirit that I have seen May be the devil: and the devil hath power To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses to damn me:" (2.2.58) In William Shakespeare's classic drama, 'Hamlet', the titular protagonist, Hamlet, is a dynamic, round character with constantly evolving traits. The character Hamlet, himself, interestingly, is not noted for...
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  • Ophelia Shakespeare Wife - 336 Words
    Ophelia has been known as "the good daughter." She does whatever is asked of her by any male figure in her life. In the list of characters found in the lay she is simply listed the "daughter of Polonius." This implies that she is a minor character who still "belongs" to her father. Amanda Mabillard believes that it is out of love that Ophelia obeys her father's and brother's every desire (Mabillard, "Ophelia"). However, many believe that it is not out of "love" that prompts her obedience, but...
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  • Parental Relationships in Hamlet - 1351 Words
    Evaluate the role of family in a character’s success or failure in Hamlet. In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the emphasis placed on a parent-child relationship is vital, as family plays an important role in developing a character’s values as well as bringing stability to their life. Throughout the play Hamlet, the values brought on by a parent are instrumental in developing a character’s familial obligation and sense of purpose. Following the loss of their fathers, the characters of Ophelia,...
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  • Frailty, thy name is woman.
    FRAILTY, THY NAME IS WOMEN Frailty is defined as being fragile, foible, and having a moral weakness (Oxford Dictionary). At one point during the play Hamlet, Hamlet states, "Frailty, thy name is women" (i.ii.146), generalizing that all women are frail. During the period Hamlet was written, the society was patriarchal, therefore, the women were very dependent on the men, and were unable to exist independently. Through their submissiveness Gertrude and Ophelia are treated as marionettes, who are...
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  • Hamlet-That I Have Shot Mine Arrow O'Er the House and Hurt My Brother.
    Hamlet Act 5 Scene 5 Analysis HAMLET Give me your pardon, sir. I’ve done you wrong. But pardon ’t, as you are a gentleman. …… That I have shot mine arrow o'er the house And hurt my brother. Since Hamlet somehow knows this fencing fight is not only a simple competition between him and Laertes, Hamlet understands that why Laertes needs to fight with him, which because Hamlet killed Polonius, who is Laertes` father, by accidentally. “I here proclaim was madness.” In terms of anagorisis,...
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  • Essay on Hamlet - 1240 Words
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