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”.
Minus becoming impure, Ophelia is left brokenhearted and distraught as Hamlet breaks his promises to her of marriage. This broken promise is also one of the stones that later drives her mad. So a reader may find it interesting that even in her state of madness she is able to communicate her heartbreak and touch down on topics most would never consider. While Ophelia does show some good examples of feminism, Queen Gertrude shows even more compelling evidence of feminist lens in the form of Gertrude holding the perfect image of a proper women. 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.
Hamlet has warned her earlier that whatever he tells her in the future will not be true but, when he tells her he does not intent to be with her it starts the beginning of her madness. When Ophelia returns all his letters and gifts he tells her that he has never loved her and that she should “get thyself to a nunnery.” This is one example how his mood changes throughout the play. Then after all this her father, Polinous, is murdered by Hamlet. The Hamlet is sent away to England All of these actions result in her feeling such stress that she becomes insane in the end. In the final scene Hamlet dies, but before he does he leaves some important words, “As thou 'rt a man, Give me the cup!
When Hamlet encounters Ophelia in the nunnery scene, she hands the letters back to him. He then tells her “You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot so inoculate our old stock but we shall relish for it: I loved you not.” meaning that he never loved Ophelia. Hamlet suspects that her father, Polonius, has something to do with this, so he asks her where is her father. Ophelia lies and tells him that he is at home, this makes Hamlet get more angry and tells her “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.” He tells her this because he is angry at her for obeying her father's instructions as if she were still a little girl and he is aware of how controlling her father
Infected minds/To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets./More needs she the divine than the physician./God, God forgive us all. Look after her./Remove from her the means of all annoyance/And still keep eyes upon her. So, good night” (5.1.75-81). The “foul whisperings” are the words Lady Macbeth utters as she sleepwalks and they are also the rumors of Duncan’s nighttime murder. The murder was “unnatural” thus causing Lady Macbeth to experience “unnatural” sleepwalking.
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,
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.
(Shakespeare 217) Madness as obviously taken hold of Ophelia’s mind. She has resorted to singing songs and handing flowers to the other characters in the play, this madness is caused by her father’s recent death and Hamlet’s denial of her. The transformation of Ophelia from obedient and loyal lover to a completely insane person is one that was caused by her gullibility. She thinks that Hamlet truly loves her but due to Hamlet’s possibly feigned madness, she is denied. This denial coupled with Polonius’ death drives Ophelia to insanity and ultimately
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a play set in the fourteenth century, two young lovers experience the fluctuations of love as they fend off all the obstacles that their families and friends create. Friar Laurence plays a part in their deaths due to his lack of urgency and his inconsiderate decisions.The Nurse is also responsible for their deaths because of her betrayal and her dishonesty. Finally, Capulet is also responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because of his selfish and ignorant actions. The irresponsible actions of Capulet, Friar Laurence, and the Nurse lead to the tragic suicide of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence’s rash action in marrying Juliet, his hasty plan to avert Juliet from an unwanted marriage with Paris, and his failure to get his message delivered to Romeo in time all contribute to the death of Romeo and Juliet.
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,
Juliet tries question the need for her sudden marriage to Paris, and she is immediately abandoned by her family, including the Nurse for being disloyal. Some assertthat Romeo and Juliet are to blame for their own deaths since they were the ones who made the decision to end their own lives. They argue that the young lovers should not have been so hasteful while trying to solve the problems in their relationship. }[Nonetheless, the reasons for their haste should not be overlooked, specifically the pressures that come from not conforming to the basic rules of society. Consequently, because they are constantly forced to act a certain way, Romeo and Juliet make quick and rash decisions based purely on instinct.]
This is shown throughout the whole play in varies ways. Such as how Tybalt didn 't even know Romeo but because he is a Montague he hates him or when Juliet says that “behind the gorgeous face that is Romeo’s is a soul made for the devil.” Juliet never once thought that Romeo cause have killed her own cousin but when she finds out she acts as if Romeo has betrayed her. One of the final lessons taught in Romeo and Juliet is love is dangerous. In Romeo and Juliet, they fall in love and when one thinks the other is dead he/she kills themselves just so he/she can be with the one who