Hamlet Ophelia Quotes

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Ophelia is an important character in the text Hamlet. She has three relatives in her family: her father Polonius, brother Laertes and herself. Ophelia’s first appearance was in Act 1 Scene 3, when she and Polonius was saying goodbye to Laertes. Polonius and Laertes told Ophelia that she needs to stop keep in touch with Hamlet furthermore and Ophelia agreed to do so. Her second appearance was when Hamlet pretends to be insane. After he ran into Ophelia’s room with strange manners, she immediately report to Polonius about what was going on. Then Polonius assumed that Ophelia is the cause of Hamlet’s unusual acts and used her as a bait to spy on Hamlet for King Claudius and Queen Gertrude. At last, Polonius payed for his own debt, he resulted …show more content…

She can’t accept the fact of Polonius’s death and doesn’t know what she should do next because no one would instruct her anymore. She also recalls that Hamlet had promised he would marry her, but now he had killed her father and betrayed her. Finally, Ophelia’s madness loses control and her sanity unravels which led to her death. She had no idea what herself was doing. She began to act strangely and sing weird songs all the time to express her emotion in her own way. One of the lyrics is “Quoth she “Before you tumbled me, / You promised me to wed.” / He answers: / “So would I’a done, by yonder sun, / An thou hadst not come to my bed”” (4.5.67~71). This part revealed her feeling towards Hamlet’s betrayal which was terribly …show more content…

They have a very different personality. Hamlet is cynical and full of hatred. Ophelia is a quiet girl who never thinks of hurting anyone even after her father’s death. They are in the upper classes and both have a father who has the eager to control them. Furthermore, after Hamlet and Ophelia’s father died, they both gone insane. The only difference is that Ophelia was truly crazy but Hamlet was faking it for his vengeance. They have a different way to express their madness. Ophelia’s insanity had accelerated the plot by emphasizing the death of Polonius and strengthens Laertes’s belief to kill Hamlet for revenge. However Hamlet’s madness was full of satirical and offensive words towards others, it is full of her fantasy and old memory about people she

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