He also sees Ophelia as a grown women who is unable to make her own decisions. Hamlet is utterly disgusted by how feeble Ophelia is as she was following her father's scheme. Hamlet once again fails to understand that Ophelia much like himself is only trying to stay loyal to her father, much like what he is doing himself. In addition, Hamlet blames woman for giving birth to such evil and deceiving men like Claudius and himself. When he was talking to Ophelia he told her "Get thee to a nunnery.
The Queen Gertrude thought of his action to be rash and bloody. When Hamlet heard this he strikes back at his mother with a rude comment saying that it was almost as rash and bloody as murdering a king and marrying his brother (3. 4. 26-28). Hamlet shows some signs of insanity in these few examples.
The reader can see the feminist lens in Gertrude through her love for her son and when she is always being overlooked by the men in her life. An excellent example of one such instance is when Hamlet confronts Gertrude in her closet. Gertrude can be seen confronting Hamlet about his rude nature towards King Claudius, Gertrudes second husband and Hamlet 's Uncle, but Hamlet ignores Gertrude and turns it around on
In the play Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, the main character, Hamlet, claims and perceives women to be treacherous, heartless, and untrustworthy. The root of Hamlet's hatred for women seems to have began with his mother, Gertrude, and is then taken out on the fragile, young Ophelia. His father’s mysterious, unnatural death is also a possible cause of his beliefs and actions. Throughout the scenes, Hamlet’s mental state worsens and we can see a clear pattern of misogyny in his communication and actions with the female characters in the play. Hamlet’s deep-rooted hatred and confusion of love is much more complex than just the simple fact of misogyny or his dislike for women.
After Macbeth’s response, Lady Macbeth says, “When you durst do it, then you were a man; And, to be more then you what you were, you would Be so much more the man” (1.7 49-51). This shows that Lady Macbeth is pressuring Macbeth when she comments that her husband is weak. With all the pressure, Macbeth proves his wife wrong by deciding to agree with Lady Macbeth. In conclusion, sympathy is a feeling that awakes the viewers even when Macbeth presents immoral decisions. The corrupt actions by Macbeth arise in the scenes where the witches try to bring an interest in Macbeth to become the king and when Lady Macbeth pressures her
He resents his mother because she did not hesitate to remarry immediately following the passing of King Hamlet; in Hamlet’s eyes, she cannot live independently because she is a fragile, powerless woman as all women are. Hamlet says, after complaining about Gertrude’s hasty remarriage, “frailty, thy name is woman” (1.2 150). His judgment of his mother’s character led to his generalization of all women being frail and helpless. Hamlet extends this judgment to his evaluation of Ophelia’s character. He believes that because she is female, she must be deceitful and adulterous.
As a result, Ophelia’s family tells her she is naïve and that her behaviour is unacceptable. Hamlet then takes his torment out on Ophelia when he says, “Get thee to a nunnery, go, farewell. Or if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool; for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them”. Throughout the scene, the audience can sense Ophelia is feeling heartbroken and betrayed. While Ophelia is seen as weak, Shakespeare conveys Hamlet’s escalating anger, with the character exclaiming, “If thou dost marry, I 'll give thee this plague for thy dowry: be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny”.
In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Ophelia’s love for Hamlet ultimately leads to her madness. In order for Ophelia to build her relationship with Hamlet, she must go against her father’s orders considering he strictly prohibited her from seeing him. Hamlet then breaks up with Ophelia saying, “I did love you once,” and then tells her to go “to a nunnery,” causing Ophelia to feel a great amount of betrayal. Ophelia is already heartbroken, and now Hamlet murders her father which was too much for her to handle. The love Ophelia had for Hamlet was one that is considered as infatuation; Ophelia was young and did not know much about love,
In addition, to how their differences and similarities shape their personalities, which causes them to pursue or compromise their happiness. The character of Hamlet is expressed as a protagonist. His irritated attitude towards Claudius in scene 2 of act 1 leaves the audience with a clear first impression of his nature. He is deceitful of the king, his uncle Claudius who is now the ruler of Denmark after his brothers “death”, and disgusted of his mother marrying his uncle. Hamlet is an example of someone who has compromised his happiness, in order to avenge his father’s murder.
He did not realize his flaws like arrogance, having a bad temper, and selfishness. Once Tiresias gets it through Oedipus’s thick skull that he was the one who killed King Laius, he takes one of the brooches from Jocasta’s dress and stabs his eyes out. After he blinds himself physically he feels pity for his two daughters, saying that no one will ever love them because they are the product of incest, he also says that his sons will make due because they are strong men. His downfall was that he was way to arrogant to put two and two together, and realize that he was the murderer whom need to either be exiled or killed, the prophecy that Jocasta and Laius got was the same that Oedipus got. After Oedipus is exiled Creon takes his place and becomes King of Thebes.