Essay On Ophelia's Change In Hamlet

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Hamlet is a play full of questions and mystery causing many of the characters to change as it progresses. But they all seem like a minute change when compared to the immense change of Hamlet. One of the characters that changes a lot throughout the play is Ophelia. At the beginning of the play she is presented as a beautiful naïve young lady who is in love with young Hamlet. She is a very obedient girl as she will do anything her father tells her to, for example: in act one scene three, Ophelia speaks about her love towards Hamlet to both her brother, Laertes, and her father, Polonius. After speaking to them about it for a very short time Polonius, without hesitation, tells her that she must not fall for Hamlet since he is only playing with her. Ophelia agrees to Polonius’ orders even though she did not agree with them. Shakespeare also lets us know that…show more content…
He starts of by sending Hamlet off to England to be executed as soon as he touches land. When he learns that Hamlet has returned from England, he comes up with a plan to kill Hamlet. He convinces Polonius’ son, Laertes, to fence with hamlet but with a poisoned-tip sword. And if that fails, Claudius will serve Hamlet some poisoned wine and once and for all kill Hamlet. The plan ends up backfiring on him making him the main cause for most of the character’s deaths.
However, these changes are very minute compared to the change that Hamlet went through. Before the tragedy that Hamlet went through, he was a man everyone wanted to be like. He was everything a Prince is seen as. Ophelia described his as a “noble mind,” “Th’ expectancy and rose of the fair state,” and “The glass of fashion and the mold of form” (III.i.154-157). The quote describes Hamlet as someone with high moral principles, the focal point of Denmark, and as a model of both appearance and behavior for the rest. The perfect

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