When Hamlet goes to see her after his play, he makes her realize what wrong she has done. It causes her to cry out, “O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain” (3.4.177). She has no clue who she really has feelings for. Is it her first husband or her current husband that killed the first one? At this point, she still doesn’t know that Claudius killed her first husband, but it still causes her grief about whether marrying her husband’s brother was the right thing to do.
First, her boyfriend dumps her, then he calls her vulgar names, and lastly, he kills her father. Just one of these traumatic events could make a character go mad, but the combination of the three justifies Ophelia’s madness. The use of these three tragic events in Ophelia’s life makes her madness reasonable. The first event to happen that changes Ophelia’s demeanor is her relationship problems with her boyfriend, Hamlet. In Act III, Scene I of the play, Ophelia says to Hamlet “My lord, I have remembrances of yours, That I have longed long
In the Tragedy of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, some of the most significant events are mental or psychological events that make the audience feel and have an emotional connection with the characters. These significant events can be awakenings, discoveries, and changes in consciousness that set off a mental or psychological effect to the readers. The author, Shakespeare, gives these internal events to characters such as Ophelia, Gertrude, and Hamlet throughout the play to give the sense of excitement, suspense, and climax usually associated with external action. Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius and the sister of Laertes who both tell her to stop seeing Hamlet. To Polonius, Ophelia is an eternal virgin who is going to be a dutiful
Hamlet describes vividly his disgust for his mother, Gertrude, in his first soliloquy in the first act of this play. The queen has just remarried to her deceased husband’s brother, Claudius, in a short amount of time. Enraged by this rash decision of the queen’s, Hamlet shouts, “Frailty, thy name is woman!” (Shakespeare). Hamlet drives himself crazy mourning over his mother’s decision to marry Claudius. In a way, Shakespeare is implying that when women are allowed to make their own decisions and do what they want, it never results in anything beneficial.
As a result, Juliet was so repulsed by the idea of marrying Paris since she had had the chance to fall in love with Romeo. The only way to avoid the marriage was for Juliet to drink the potion, causing Romeo to think Juliet was dead, and ultimately resulting in the death of both Romeo and Juliet. Therefore, Lord Capulet should have either said that Juliet would have to
Around 1594 Shakespeare wrote the romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. This story has an intricate plot line; the two lovers prevail from rivaling families, after falling in love they marry and intend to run away to live together. From thereafter a series of actions taken by a number of the characters leads to their deaths. Despite the Nurse helping Juliet on numerous occasions, Friar Lawrence was at fault because he didn’t succeed in telling Romeo about the details of Juliet’s plan, created the plans that causes their deaths, and married the couple. To commence, the Nurse can be argued to be the one to blame for the death of the pair due to the numerous occasions she helps Juliet’s in her schemes to meet Romeo.
During Juliet’s conversation with Lady Capulet regarding the death of Tybalt, Capulet walks in to share news of Juliet's suitor, Paris. While Juliet appreciates the gesture of her father find a potential husband, she politely declines due to her relationship with Romeo. Capulet is outraged and disowns Juliet for apparent stubbornness, but Juliet attempts to justify her decision: “Proud can I never be of what I hate, but thankful even for hate that is meant love” (3.5.152-153). Juliet explains that she dreads the idea of Capulet arranging for Paris to marry her, secretly due to her complications with Romeo, but loves that same idea because she understands that her father’s intentions were only of care. Juliet is able to be empathetic to her father’s temporary anger since she knew it is only a result of his deep love and support.
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death, usually due to mental or emotional conflict. Although both of the two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, commit this act due to their forbidden love, it is not the only contribution to their deaths. It is reasonable to blame their tragedy of double-suicide on fate. But, more realistically, mistakes are made because they are young, naive, and not being counselled properly. Romeo and Juliet, a theatrical romantic tragedy assumed to be written by William Shakespeare in 1596, is a play in which adults and friends fail in their duties to influence the two lovers to make proper decisions, which lead to the heartbreaking deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Self expression is a crucial component for happiness, and the inability to do so would drive anyone mad. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Hamlet is furious with his uncle for murdering his father and wants to avenge his father’s death, but he fails to act on all presented opportunities, and, instead, unintentionally causes many other people’s deaths. This classic tragedy is world-renowned. Yet, many people do not know the characters well, especially not Ophelia. She is viewed by the audience as a feeble woman, who is hopelessly in love and incapable of making her own decisions.
he had Puck drug them for his enjoyment and to help out Helena who he takes pity on. He takes pity on her because no one loves her, and because he feels bad about Demetrius brushing her off. Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, and Hermia have a crazy and complicated love square that gets even more complicated throughout the play. Being crazy in love is a major theme of A Midsummer Night’s dream by Shakespeare. This is shown by many characters throughout the play.