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Essay | The Abuse of Ophelia in "Hamlet"

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The Abuse of Ophelia in "Hamlet"

Summary: An examination of the abuse of Ophelia as a tool for the manipulation of others throughout William Shakespeare's play "Hamlet." Ophelia's incapability of making her own decisions makes her vulnerable to the overbearing influence of her father and brother as well as obedient to Hamlet's harsh demands. Lacking such free will, Ophelia inevitably loses her will to live.
The story of Hamlet is a morbid tale of tragedy, commitment, and manipulation; this is especially evident within the character of Ophelia. Throughout the play, Ophelia is torn between obeying and following the different commitments that she has to men in her life. She is constantly torn between the choice of obeying the decisions and wishes of her family or that of Hamlet. She is a constant subject of manipulation and brain washing from both her father and brother. Ophelia is not only subject to the torture of others using her for their intentions but she is also susceptible to abuse from Hamlet. Both her father and her brother believe that Hamlet is using her to achieve his own personal goals.

When reading the text, one can comprehend that Ophelia is caught in the middle between two opposite sides. Her family (father and brother...

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