Rather than giving into her own desires, Ophelia listens to her father because women were supposed to listen to their parents before making their own decisions. Hamlet also criticizes Ophelia for having sex with him, telling her that she should go to a nunnery. Hamlet himself does
Ophelia has captured Hamlet’s love and is also in love with him herself. Hamlet constantly mistreats and deceives her, took her innocence, and eventually leaves her even though he promised that he would marry her. Ophelia is constantly a victim of Hamlet and his treatment of going back and forth between his strong love for her and harsh words towards her; he is constantly using her as a tool to get what he wants. In Act 3, Scene 1, Lines 113 – 117, Hamlet states to Ophelia: “Ay, truly, for the power of beauty will sooner transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the force of honesty can translate beauty into his likeness. This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof.
The friar should be pardoned because he told Romeo to take it slow and he says that he will marry them because it might end the feud. The nurse should be punished because she helped the two people who were not supposed to be together stay together. She also knew about them and did not tell anybody. Old Capulet should be punished because he forced Juliet to marry Paris and threatened to disown her. This put a lot of pressure on Juliet to find a way to not marry Paris.
Romeo disagreed, and the friar gave in and married them anyway. He had good intentions, thinking it would bring the two feuding families to peace, but it does not turn out that way. Instead, it drifts the families even more apart, and even inside one family there is distance. The second reason the friar is at fault is because the plan he set up for Juliet to be with Romeo failed. The plan was to have Juliet take a death-stimulating potion to avoid marrying Paris.
Therefore, William Shakespeare shows how the feminist perspective is not the best lens to view modern literature in his play “Othello”, when Shakespeare shared through Othello in Act 3 when he speaks to Iago that “The man whose wife has been unfaithful lives happily as long as he does not love his wife” (Shakespeare, 127). Likewise, this quote shows how the feminist perspective might not show us how women were treated in the 1600s; this scene explains how men were not expected to love their wife and not expected to care. He is allowed to be happy as long as he didn’t love his wife. This is absorbing because we can see in modern days that men expect women to love them even if they don’t. Lastly, women then and now are expected to love their husbands even if they aren’t being treated right whereas men don’t need to love their wife if they don’t want
First, I believe Friar Laurence is to blame is of how unfaithful he was throughout the story. For example, “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I'll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households' rancor to pure love.” (2.3.96-99).
When Orual encourages Psyche to defy her husband, Psyche’s disobedience leads to her suffering. Orual rationalizes that her behaviour is for Psyche’s own good. However, not everything is as it seems. Orual is actually motivated by her own jealousy: she resents that Psyche has created a life filled with love and happiness without her, so Orual selfishly wants Psyche to be miserable. However, this information is not disclosed through Lewis’ limited narrative perspective.
Hamlet’s revenge made him play with Ophelia's emotions. She thought that they were going to make a life together but Hamlet clearly let his plan to mess with Claudius get in the way of any future that they could of possibly of had together. In at 3 of the play, Hamlet showed the little trust that he had in woman. He completely disrespected her by saying that she should not be married and no guy would want her. Men are supposed to act respectful to women and Hamlet did the complete opposite.
Hamlet uses his craziness as an excuse and part of an apology towards Laertes for killing Polonius. A madman would not be able to realize that he was actually mad and say his actions are uncontrollable. If it weren’t for him acting this way he would had been dismissed rather than people being ignored, pitied, or scared. Hamlet 's craziness shifts his attention from what he thinks about his father’s death and brings it on why he is acting this way. This does not require him to answer to anyone that may ask him why he is acting a different way.
When Ophelia approaches Hamlet about the letters he gave her he denies even writing her any letters “no, no, not I never gave you aught” (III.i 90). Hamlet later admits to Ophelia “I did love you once” (III.i 110) but then contradicts himself by saying “I loved you not” (III.i 120). This scene raises questions about if Hamlet really loves Ophelia or if he 's just using her. Later in the scene it is made clear that Hamlet knew that Polonius and Claudius were watching him in order for them to see if Hamlet loved Ophelia or not so he just was acting like he did not love her so they would think they were wrong.
For this reason, Ismene’s opinion on Antigone’s determination to bury their brother illustrates how realistic her thoughts and actions are. When Antigone asks for Ismene’s help to burry their brother Ismene points out the flaw in her plan, “ Burry him! You have just said that the new law forbids it.” Her underlying respect for her brother made Antigone impulsive with her decision to burry her brother. With this in mind, Ismene points out her underestimating the power of authority, which demonstrates her skill of not letting emotions, get in the way of her thinking unlike her sister.
While creating the play Hamlet, William Shakespeare was able to incorporate different literary words and have them reflected into the characters personalities. Alienation takes four different forms; commodity, others, self, and identity. All four of these forms reflect different ways in which people become alienated by something, whether it be from other people, intended tasks or thoughts. Alienation specifically was evident in the character Ophelia. Her inability to be taken seriously at any point in her life and having no control over the decisions in her life shows how she is alienated in multiple forms.