Hamlet Essay | The Character of Ophelia

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The Character of Ophelia

Summary: An in-depth look at Ophelia in Shakespeare's "Hamlet."
Shakespeare's Ophelia always seems to do as she is told, even if it is strongly against what her heart says. She is found constantly betraying her one true love, Hamlet, by merely obeying her father, Polonius, and later the king, Claudius, who believe that Hamlet has gone mad. Polonius seemed to be against Hamlet from the start, which should have been at least a signal to Ophelia to try and sneak around to be with Hamlet since Polonius did not even know him.

First, Polonius told Ophelia not to ever speak to Hamlet again in act 3.1. I think that if she was truly in love with him, which she showed towards the end of the play, she would have either defied her father or would have agreed and still would have gone to see Hamlet secretly. Hamlet has offered Ophelia gifts along with his love to...

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