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    giving a performance. After Rosencrantz and Guildenstern leave, Claudius tells Gertrude that he has arranged for Hamlet to run into Ophelia, and Polonius and the King will hide and spy on their conversation to see if Hamlet is truly going crazy because he is in love. Gertrude tells Ophelia that she hopes that Hamlet’s madness is due to his love for her. Polonius tells Ophelia to read from a prayer book while waiting for Hamlet, which makes Claudius feels guilty as he remembers his own sin that he disguises

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    Poor Ophelia

    Poor Ophelia! Shakespeare’s Ophelia was a benevolent and innocent young girl, who dutifully obeyed her father, Polonius. Ophelia did as she is told, even if in her heart she felt strongly against what she was being asked to do. It was obvious that she was behaving like well mannered, aristocratic, young ladies of the time were expected to behave. Obedience and compliance were desirable traits, and Ophelia assumed that and here love and devotion to Hamlet would secure a happily ever after. But

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    Ophelias Road to Madness

    The Mechanics of Music Taylor Ratliff AP English 12 Mrs.Paudel January 29th, 2013 The Mechanics of Music The volunteer project I chose to do was to help the choir teacher at Kenmore high school, Ms.Bellamy, with anything she needed. In my time volunteering I organized music, took extra time to learn new songs to perform at the concerts, make bell work for her classes, and perform at nursing homes and hospitals. I have been helping Ms.Bellamy with these things for 3 years, even though I haven’t

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    Paris, France. Laertes also give advise to Ophelia Telling her to back off and stay away from Hamlet. He tells her that Hamlet only thinks of her as a sideline girl. Hamlet also cannot choose who he plan to spend the rest of his life with. He tells Ophelia to reject Hamlet. Polonius enters the room and tells Laertes how to live while he’s in Paris. Polonius later tells Ophelia to reject Hamlet also because Hamlet only wants her for one reason. Ophelia obeys. Quote Analysis: “Whiles like

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    Hamlet truly views Ophelia as the love of his life, but also sees how Hamlet ends her life b driving her insane. This also shows corruption because Ophelia is used multiple times to send people messages or to spy on Hamlet. Her father uses her as a spy in act three scene one. In an attempt to show Claudius that Hamlet does not suffer from insanity, but as Polonius says he suffers from love sickness. Hamlet then uses Ophelia to send a message to Polonius. Hamlet berates Ophelia calling her “a breeder

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    strange behavior toward his love Ophelia. (Dominic 92) Many questions are raised as to whether or not Hamlet is really in love with Ophelia. Although there is much evidence arguing that Hamlet never loved her and that he was just using her, there is even more evidence showing that he did. By the way he acts around Ophelia when he is alone with her, he shows that his feelings for her are true. Hamlet shows throughout the play that he is really in love with Ophelia. One piece of evidence showing that

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    father. How could you do this to me, you broke my heart. I hate you! I hate you! And I will hate you forever!   Word Count: 454 2. The first painting that I chose was the artist Annie Ovenden’s painting from 1979. In the painting, she drew Ophelia in the middle holding brunch of flowers. From what I read and thought of Ophelia’s personality, she looked young and beautiful. Her while dresses show the pureness inside her. She is the quintessential obedient daughter to Polonius, she always did

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    Dramatic Irony in Hamlet

    Claudius and Polonius assuming that Hamlet is madly in love with Ophelia. The play was an accurate depiction of how Claudius murdered Old Hamlet and once this was clear to Claudius, he became upset because he understood the truth of the play but others could not identify the cause of his anger. Along with that, Hamlet is stricken over seeing his father but when he visits Ophelia, his pain is interpreted as being crazy because he is in love with her. Polonius, Ophelia and others are quick to believe that his strangeness is because of

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    The Madness of Hamlet

    he even displays in front of his beloved paradise, Ophelia: OPHELIA My lord, as I was sewing in my closet, Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced; No hat upon his head; his stockings foul'd, Ungarter'd, and down-gyved to his ancle; Pale as his shirt; his knees knocking each other; And with a look so piteous in purport As if he had been loosed out of hell To speak of horrors,—he comes before me. LORD POLONIUS Mad for thy love? OPHELIA My lord, I do not know; But truly, I do fear it

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    revenge. However, when Hamlet discovers proof of his uncle’s treachery (the letter to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern), he is ready to take revenge. Outside of murder and betrayal, there are other reasons for Hamlet’s depression: the death of his love, Ophelia, his resentment toward his mother, his betrayal by his friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, and the overwhelming feeling that his father, King Hamlet, did not deserve to die. King Hamlet’s death obviously affects Hamlet. It is even worse, because

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    Hamlet's Othelia

    Hamlet’s Ophelia: Muted Autonomy Through Madness The issue of whether or not Hamlet’s Ophelia is able to achieve a public voice rests largely on how we are to define the characteristics of which a public voice is composed. It is first pertinent to consider the distinction between public and private. The internal thoughts, musings, and expressions of a human, unbeknownst to the external world, may be thought of as characteristics of the private – and thusly, of the private voice. The public voice

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    Hamlet: Ophelia vs. Gertrude In the play, “Hamlet”, written by William Shakespeare, there are only two women in the entire play, Gertrude and Ophelia. Gertrude is Hamlets wicked mother. Ophelia is a girl who loves Hamlet. Throughout the entire play, they are shown to be two totally different characters. In a sense though, they are both alike, they are both women who are held back by love. In “Hamlet,” Ophelia plays the role of Hamlet’s love-interest. She is a strong-willed

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    Ophelia

    Sometime in our lives we have to make momentous decisions. We either have made a propitious selection or regret our decisions. The poem, "The Road Not Taken" written by Robert Frost is how a road chosen by a traveler had an impact in his life. Through his poem, Frost have shown that the decisions we make should be chosen carefully because not only will it affect our choices in the future, but there is no going back.Throughout the poem, Frost has addressed the idea of making decisions in a melancholic

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    Martin Wiggins Argues That, in the Jacobean Era, ‘Female Honour Was Associated Largely with Female Chastity.’ and That ‘Second Marriages Troubled the Male Imagination.’ by Comparing Shakespeare’s and Webster’s

    honour being linked to chastity, it is suggested that, whilst Gertrude, the Duchess and Julia are all married, thus unchaste, Ophelia, despite the questionable nature of her relationship with Hamlet, is controlled by her father and brother, warned from Hamlet’s supposed advances by Laertes as he cautions her ‘Or lose your heart, or your chaste treasure open… Fear it Ophelia, fear it dear sister.’ Perhaps then, it is not love that Laertes is motivated by, but the sanctity of his family name, and the

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    Critical Lens

    by Shakespeare. For the purpose, of revenge we see Hamlet the protagonist who takes advantage of his insanity,  to get revenge on his father’s murderer. With this intention, Hamlet encounters many obstacles throughout the play. On the other hand, Ophelia is a victim that has been used by her father for reputation. Until, Laertes appear we are able to discover Ophelia’s true wisdom after all of her sufferings and experiences. This is also evident in the novel “The Little Prince” by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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    can be seen through his love for Ophelia, getting revenge on the King and those who have hurt him, and his suicide. To commence, Hamlet and Ophelia have a relationship where on one side Ophelia’s love is a true feeling and on the other Hamlet’s love is more of a physical obsession. As Hamlet’s obsession with Ophelia grows he becomes more physical with their relationship in public: “Hamlet: (Laying down at Ophelia’s feet) Lady, shall I lie in your lap? Ophelia: No, my lord. Hamlet: I mean, my

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    Hamlet

    Annotated Bibliography for Hamlet Thesis: In Hamlet, Ophelia faces the constant struggle to find her identity, due to male superiority and lack of mother. If Ophelia were to live in today’s world, she would most likely suffer from depression, abuse, and eating disorders due to her lack of personal identity. Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. New York: Dover Publications, 1992. Print. Hamlet, by William Shakespeare is the main text used for relations to Ophelia and her lack of personal identity. This play provides

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    Hamlet's Lov

    really loves Ophelia? This question popped up in my mind many times as I read the novel. Although there is much evidence that makes us think he just wanted to use her and he didn’t really love her, there is even more evidence that disprove those ideas. Through different actions like sending her a letter, being jealous, and declaring his love to her directly, is how Hamlet shows Ophelia that he is truly in love with her in his own way. The first time we saw Hamlet’s love for Ophelia was in Act

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    Difference of Insanity: Hamlet Verses Ophelia

    Kayla Romine Mr. Kaplan English 12 P.4 28 March 2012 The Difference of Insanity: Hamlet against Ophelia In the Renaissance, madness was the theme of William Shakespeare's writings. He attended grammar school, but nothing further. So for his writings to be written with intelligence, it was greatly admired by many. Shakespeare’s career was in the time of Elizabeth I, 1558-1603 and James I, 1566-1625. His writings were not his own original work. It has been said that he took the story, Hamlet,

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    thinking about suicide and somehow seeing ghosts all bring up different conclusions about his sanity. Hamlet is in fact crazy throughout most of the play, lacking remorse in Polonius’s death, seeing his father’s ghost, while losing his own grip when Ophelia takes her own life. After Hamlet accidentally kills Polonius he feels absolutely no regret or remorse in one bit of his body. Polonius is planning to eavesdrop on the Queen’s and her son’s conversation hoping to figure out why Hamlet has been

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    Hamlet Thesis Paper Shakespeare’s play Hamlet features a variety of complex characters including the intricate protagonist Hamlet and his self-proclaimed love Ophelia. At the beginning of Shakespeare’s play Ophelia is at the peak of her happiness in life seeing as that she has found her true love, Hamlet, and feels love and respect for her father and brother. She progressively becomes a victim of oppression from the men surrounding and controlling her life leading to her insanity and ultimately

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    Yo Fam

    to a man named Reynaldo and sends him to spy on his son. Ophelia reports to her father Polonius the strange behaviour of Hamlet. Polonius immediately concludes that Hamlet is 'madly in love' with Ophelia: “That hath made him mad." He wants to report it to the king immediately, because Ophelia says he just stood there staring at her for five minutes covered in mud and looked insane. Polonius at first thinks that Hamlets love for Ophelia is a fake act, but soon finds that his love is actual true

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    Women in Hamlet

     but the suicide of his fragile girlfriend at the time, Ophelia. Because of his unwavering  “act” of insanity to gain attention from others, Hamlet develops deep into the role, or “becoming  the part” as many renown twenty­first century actors commonly practice. However, once Hamlet  falls into a trance­like state where nothing besides “acting the part” matters, Hamlet begins to  stop caring about the people he is potentially hurting. One of the most evident examples of this in  Hamlet​  is the suicide of Ophelia. Due to Hamlet being extremely wrapped up in his act

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    controversy as to whether Hamlet truly loved Ophelia or not. Although there is much evidence arguing that Hamlet never loved her and that he was just using her, there is even more evidence refuting that argument. By the way he acts when he is alone with Ophelia, he shows that his feelings for her are genuinely true. Hamlet shows throughout the play that he is really in love with Ophelia. The first piece of evidence that shows Hamlet really did love Ophelia is when he tells her, “I did love you.” Hamlet

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    Shakesphere

    When thinking about how is Ophelia driven insane and ultimately to her death in Hamlet the play. I was surprising confused as to what series of events lead to what and therefore, it was difficult to choose one or even two that I thought were 100% concrete. Because at the outset of the play when we meet Ophelia, who is a sweet young lady that appears to be pretty, intelligent, and a symbol for courtly innocence and decorum. By the end of the play she somehow manages to have drowned, which was either

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    Hamlet Film

    greatly affected  the way viewers envision the classic tale. Branagh and Zeffirelli’s different portrayals of Ophelia  made for unique experiences of ​ Hamlet​  in each of the movies.  Each of the films manifests into physical existence two very different Ophelias. Kate  Winslet’s portrayal of Ophelia in Branagh’s movie shows independence and assertiveness, as  well as maturity. Ophelia often appears in scenes where she does not in the actual play, such as  Act 1, Scene 2. She shows up to read h

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    wise enough to know his word goes no further without Denmark’s word. Then consider the shame you would bring if you were to surrender to his seductive talks and expose your heart – or give up your virginity to him and his greedy ways. Be careful Ophelia, and keep your affections at a safe distance, away from the dangers of lust and desire. Even exposing your beauty in the moonlight is too much. Early spring flowers are always the first to be slashed by worms before they’re fully developed. Young

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    Hamlet Tragedy

    as suitable for tragedy as any “great” person. The ideas of Aristotle and Miller contrast each other however both elements are noticeable in the play Hamlet. When a “great person” or the main character goes through a tragedy, it is rather evident. Ophelia and her father Polonius are considered “common” characters in the play that also experience great tragedy. In Miller’s essay, he outlines three main aspects that a “common” person would exhibit in a tragedy which makes their circumstances tragic.

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    Ophelia's Madness

    personalities for his characters in ​ Hamlet ​ were, Ophelia’s legitimate madness is one  trait that isn’t easily proven otherwise. Poor Ophelia is a young girl conditioned to the  medieval dogma that her father is the ultimate authority in her life until marriage, while  also heavily drawn to her sense of romance characteristic to the Renaissance. Also,  Ophelia cannot express herself the way the men around her can, reserving her to a  balloon of emotions, which, in addition to being left stranded after the men in her life 

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    Hamlet Essay

    Father", his dead father appears from the dead telling him to avenge his murder that came at the hands of his now "Uncle Father" aka King Claudius. Hamlet is just as mad (only in love) with Ophelia, who is daughter of Polonius (King Hamlet's ex "right hand man"), whom Hamlet ends up killing during the story. Ophelia ends up killing herself because Hamlet makes her go insane. Hamlet is torn between how he should deal with all of the drama surrounding him. He sort of taunts Claudius with the fact that

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    Hamlet Essay

    deceased king, Hamlet, of which the name of the play is coined. Hamlet is perturbed by the death of his father, and becomes vengeful upon learning the truth about his murder. This play takes a twist by involving the subplot romance between Hamlet and Ophelia, and the dangerous role their love plays in the death of majority of the characters. This play crosses the importance of many of the characters values, the problems ensued, and the consequences. In this essay I will argue that the audience's cultural

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    Ophelia's Road to Madness

    and callous. A. Polonius uses her to further his own agenda. B. Ophelia obediently and dutifully refuses Hamlet at her father’s request. II. Laertes overshadows Ophelia’s hope. A. Laertes brotherly advice is demanding. B. Ophelia loses her friend and confidant in her brother’s absence. III. Ophelia goes from happy to devastated in her love life. A. Hamlet humiliates her verbally. B. Hamlet kills her father. IV. Ophelia goes mad. A. Betrayed by Hamlet B. Used by father. C. Death of

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    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    St. Clare purchased Topsy and gave her to Miss Ophelia, not only to tutor Topsy, but give Miss Ophelia a change of heart. Like Harry’s story, Topsy ends up receiving a happy ending because Miss Ophelia learns to love her. But, on the other hand, like many other slave children, Topsy was torn from her birth parents somewhere down the road. During the beginning of Topsy and Miss Ophelia’s time together, Topsy was a very bad child, making Miss Ophelia despise her. She tried everything to discipline

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    Hamlet

    relationships with his mother, Ophelia, and Guildenstern and Rosencrantz. Hamlet’s relationship with Ophelia can be the downfall of his pretending to be mad actually is his method of leading the kingdom to think his madness is because of Ophelia. Hamlet’s “madness” becomes apparent to the kingdom when he changes his act towards Ophelia. Polonius runs to the king because he knows why Hamlet is acting the way he is towards everyone; he believes Hamlet is mad out of love for Ophelia. Starts his act of madness

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    play, Ophelia describes Hamlet’s love for her that Hamlet has a great affection on her and he has made the holiest vows to her. However, Polonius still asks Ophelia to leave Hamlet. Later in the play, Ophelia follows her father’s advice and rejects Hamlet’s love. Hamlet starts to treat Ophelia terribly. It brings to a question that whether Hamlet loves Ophelia or not. Hamlet is angry for Gertrude’s remarriage to Claudius because he loves and cares about his mother. It is the same for Ophelia. His

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    Who Is Most Deserving of Audience's Sympathy in Hamlet?

    As one progresses through Shakespeare’s Hamlet, it becomes overly evident that Ophelia is the most deserving of readers’ sympathy because of the following reasons: as a women, she is weak and has no authority over her own affairs; she has no control over her madness and her death; she is never compensated for her father’s death or her lover’s betrayal. Shakespeare creates sympathy for Ophelia by introducing her to the audience as a women who is too naïve to understand the difference between love

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    A Drama Review of Hamlet

    Costumes………………………………………………………………………4 III. Editing& Adaption………………………………………………………………..5 IV. Performance……………………………………………………………………….6 A. Hamlet…………………………………………………………………………...6 B. Ophelia………………………………………………………………………….6 C. Gertrude…………………………………………………………………………7 V. Character Analysis………………………………………………………………....7 A. Hamlet………………………………………………………………………….7 B. Ophelia…………………………………………………………………………8 C. Gertrude………………………………………………………………………..9 VI. Conclusion…………………………………………………………….................9 Introduction

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    Ophelia Character Analysis

    Ophelia: A Daughter or a Yes Man? Ophelia is a beautiful and simple-minded girl who was Hamlet’s significant other. Ophelia the epitome of a flat character allows throughout her life the commands of Polonius and Laertes to shape her actions. Ophelia was incapable to neither live nor think for herself because of all the pressure from the men of her life to be something she was not. The weakness of her brain and will, which allowed her submission to the men in her life, consequently pulverized

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    Reviving Ophelia

    The book, Reviving Ophelia, is about the hardships girls go through when they are growing up and trudging through puberty. As the author Mary Pipher states it, adolescent girls tend to lose their “true selves” in order to fit in and comply with the standards that society sets for women. Pipher, a practicing therapist, uses her own case studies to show how pressures put on girls forces them to react in often damaging ways. In most case studies she tells the audience how she helped these girls heal

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    Dependency in Learning

    that is given to us, but comes through concentrated work and a desire to learn from great books and great teachers (McCullough 334). SUMMARY In, “Diagnosing and Treating the Ophelia Syndrome,” Thomas G. Plummer, mourns the widespread lack of individual’s ability to think for their own self, labeling the condition “Ophelia Syndrome.” The symptoms of this mental malady, he argues, include a dependency on others to tell you what and how to think. He suggests that in today’s universities there comes

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    How Much Do Lady Macbeth and Ophelia Have in Common?

    How Much Do Lady Macbeth and Ophelia Have in Common? Although obvious polar opposites, Lady Macbeth and Ophelia are connected, their descent into insanity and eventual demise are their one liking variable. Lady Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famously frightening and powerful female characters. At the start of the play, she is a loving wife to her husband but at the same time very ambitious, as shown by her immediate determination for Macbeth to be king. This outcome will benefit her and her

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    Hamlet

    know the truth that Claudius murdered Hamlet's father.Dramatic irony occurs because only the readers and his friends Marcellus and Horatio know that Hamlet is only pretending to be mad.Ophelia and Polonious thinks that Hamlet is mad in love with Ophelia but only we and his friends know that Hamlet is only pretending to be mad.  |  Hamlet, Ghost and Claudius    |  Sympathy with Hamlet and his father.Antipathy with Claudius |  Claudius killed the father of Hamlet. And no one knew the reality.Antipathy

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    Hamlet

    in his life are completely normal. Hamlet had a lot of events that lead people to think he was crazy. Some events that really affected his mental state were the fact his father had passed away, his mother remarried his uncle, and his girlfriend, Ophelia, broke up with him. Some could call it “the subsequent emotional turmoil” (Lee). One major event Hamlet encounters is the death of his father. The play starts with Hamlet’s father just passing away. This tragedy truly affected Hamlet’s sanity.

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    El Chapo

    and his love Ophelia all die during his mission to kill Claudius. Hamlet does eventually avenge his father by stabbing Claudius with a poisoned blade, but also dies from a scratch on the back from the same sword used in a duel. Feminist theory focuses on analyzing the inequality between genders. Feminist literary theory illuminates how power relations in the play are dominated by only men which shown in the characters of the play with Hamlet and Ophelia, Polonius and his daughter Ophelia, and Gertrude

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    Descriptive Essay

    Ophelia is just an ordinary girl. She’s blends in at school amongst all her peers and goes noticed by only the group of friends she feels secure around. She tends to keep to herself because the thought of new people terrifies her. There are secrets she keeps, deeper than an underwater trench. One distance day will her eyes finally be opened, and it’ll be revealed to her the way others truly see her. Ophelia sits in her room. The walls are painted nothing but the plain shades of white and black

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    Ophelia

    Ophelia strikes a powerful image in the feminist imagination. In Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet, Ophelia tries to be an obedient daughter to her over-bearing father, a loyal sister to her protective brother, an affectionate sweetheart to her mad Prince and a dutiful courtier to her scheming King. Her world is dominated by the men she tries hard to please—to be what they need her to be with little thought for what she wants or who she is. The result of her adherence to everything patriarchy tells

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    Sanely Ingenius or Genuinely Isane?

    was unable to prepare for what was to come due to his misguided judgement. Another aspect of his insanity that was caused by his antic disposition was Ophelia had been the love interest of Hamlet throughout his antic disposition. He showered Ophelia with affection. He was flirtatious, spent time alone with her and professed his love to her. Ophelia made herself available and was flattered that the Prince of Denmark was interested in her. She believed his love to be true until her brother, Laertes

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    Hamlet Notes

    Act 5 scene 1 - In the churchyard, two gravediggers shovel out a grave for Ophelia. They argue whether Ophelia should be buried in the churchyard, since her death looks like a suicide. - The first gravedigger, who speaks cleverly and mischievously, asks the second gravedigger a riddle: “What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?” (V.i.46–47). - The second gravedigger answers that it must be the gallows-maker, for his frame outlasts a thousand tenants

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    Essay on Dramatic Irony in Hamlet

    Dramatic Irony in “Hamlet” By: Narek Edjiu In Act 2 scene 1, Ophelia returns to her father Polonius, clearly upset. Hamlet grabbed her, held her, and sighed heavily, but did not speak to her. Her father believes the reason for his attitude is due to the fact he is deeply in love with Ophelia. The dramatic irony in Hamlet shows features of dishonesty and harm, while incorporating tragedy. The ironic situations often take place when Hamlet is finally

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    Deceit in Hamlet by Danial Qazi.

    madness. They both make a plan to spy on Hamlet to see why he is acting the way he is. Through spying on Hamlet, Claudius figures out that he is dangerous, and a threat to him. Hamlets deceiving also directs to the death of Polonius and his daughter Ophelia. As well as generating Laertes to take revenge on Hamlet for producing the death of his family. After multiple attempts to murder Hamlet fail, Claudius and Laertes decide to team up. They both try to murder Hamlet and get rid of him once and for all

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