At the beginning, she is forced to stop seeing and Hamlet and obey her father, because that is what girls in her time period did. She believed Hamlet would marry her and she was forced to suppress her feelings and stop seeing him all together. When her father, Polonius, is killed by Hamlet, she loses herself completely. It is also hinted that she lost her purity later in the play by Hamlet. Ophelia represents loss, because she loses her purity and the love that took it, her father is murdered,
Her over active imagination, anxiety, and aggression get her into trouble. When Nea tries to rescue Sourdi from her husband, it is the last straw and she knows that she has lost her dear older sister for good. “She had made her choice, and she hadn’t chosen me.” (84) Sourdi has matured and moved on while Nea is stuck in the memories of her
Lord Montague states, “Alas, my liege, my wife is dead tonight! Grief of my son’s exile hath stopped her breath.” (Shakespeare 1142) Suicide is one of the last resorts Romeo and Juliet should not have resorted to that. Death is a very hard thing to deal with especially for parents. The loss of a child is one of the hardest things to cope with as a parent. It obviously took a toll on Romeo’s mother the pain of losing her son was too much to bear and it resulted in her death.
Hamlet, the son of Gertrude, was distressed with his mother. Over the death of his father, his mother had married his uncle within a span of a few months. In Hamlet's famous soliloquy, he stated the weakness of women compared to men. He believed that his mother was mentally weak, and she could not live without a man by her side. Hamlet was certain that his mother made a foolish decision which she could not take back.
In conclusion, the motif of honour is reinforced through the characters in the play, specifically Gertrude, Ophelia and Hamlet. Gertrude’s hasty marriage to Claudius amidst the mourning of her deceased husband, brings her honour into question. By defying the precedent established by other royal widows of monarchs, Gertrude risks her honour as a queen. As a consequence of her actions, Gertrude also loses her honour as a mother to Hamlet. During Gertrude’s last moments, Hamlet’s farewell was of anger and madness rather than sadness and sorrow.
This quote is made before Ophelia was sent out to break up with Hamlet in order for Polonius and Claudius to spy on him. Gertrude is telling Ophelia that she hopes the root of Hamlet’s madness is the love for her, she means to say this because it would be easier than him being mentally insane. Her concern shows that she may actually be that Gertrude may not be as bad of a mother than she is perceived to be in the first few acts. There is a theme of moral corruption/contamination because Gertrude has no problem with Claudius and Polonius spying and tricking Hamlet, even though she doesn't have a say in the plan. It shows that she disregarded her own son This quote is made when Polonius talks about how many people use the power of faith and religion
Secondly her aunt, named Frances has either died or has gone somewhere, third her Great-Uncle Henry has no sympathy towards her at all. Foremost, Elizabeth was being sent to a place called Putney Farm with out a choice. A great example would be that the author uses words such as horrilbe, dreadful terror, and neglected. Meaning that she elt not only fear but also helplessnes. To sum up this paragraph Elizabeth is being forced
She wants everyone to do what she says no ands, ifs, or buts about it. As the story progress towards the end she begins to develop sympathy for the misfit in a plea to save her life. At first she is a little obnoxious to the family and none of the family gets along well, but with death lingering around the corner it makes her develop a new perspective of life. She cries out the name of her son but receives no response. She thinks being a lady and saying "You wouldn 't shoot a lady, would you?"
Grief plays an antagonist in this story, attacking each Henry family member as a result of David’s lie. Greif takes its worst toll on Norah, David’s wife, whom even professes, “Greif, it [seems], [is] a physical place, (305).” She grieves inconsolably when she discovers the news of her daughter’s passing, and frantically when the unfathomable truth about her daughter’s existence finally comes to light years later. Ultimately, it is David’s initial deception that devastates his chance of having a meaningful life. While his intentions were thoughtfully pure, David’s actions created a monster embodying heartache, silence, and grief, a monster he and his family could not
For example, “Enrique is bewildered. Who will take care of him now that his mother is gone?” (7). This quote shows us that with the use of 3rd person omniscient POV, Enrique is hurt and broken that his mother has left him. “She slides to the floor, to her knees and prays. She vows to god she will never ask him for anything for her son” (260).
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.