Betrayal Of Ophelia In Shakespeare's Hamlet

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Ophelia was a modern day good girl gone bad. She obeyed her father, Polonius, and brother, Laertes’, wishes to stay away from Prince Hamlet while trying to fight for her love for Hamlet and being herself. In the end her battle to please the men in her life, along with the constant betrayals and deaths, led to her own madness and death. Ophelia had become a fallen angel trying to please herself and those around her. Natalie Merchant portrayed this very well in her song lyrics entitled, Ophelia. Polonius and Laertes viewed Ophelia as “a bride of God. A novice Carmelite.” They saw her as pure and godly. She followed her father’s rules and steered clear of Hamlet. She kept in mind of Laertes’ advice to protect herself from Hamlet, although, she
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