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Essay | Hamlet the Misogynist?

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Hamlet the Misogynist?

Summary: Analyzes the reasons for Hamlet's negative view towards women in general.
Hamlet's words and actions clearly show that he has an overall negative view of women, which stems from his interactions and experiences with Ophelia and Gertrude. After her father's death, Ophelia shows the weakness of a woman's character when she loses her sanity and proceeds to sing,

They bore him barefaced on the bier,

Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny:

And in his grave rained many a tear. (IV, v, 175-177)

Hamlet's keen mind notices that of all the characters who lose a loved one, Ophelia, a woman, is the only one who truly cannot handle the stress. Ophelia also sins against the catholic religion, by committing suicide, as the gravedigger reasons, "If I drown myself wittingly, it argues an act, and an act hath three branches - it is to act, to do, to perform. Argal, she drowned herself wittingly." (V, I, 10-13) This is clearly...

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