Ophelia Manipulation Quotes

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Keyona Nettles English 1301 1 A/B Ophelia In many ways you can control a woman and make do anything you want her to. One way to explain this is the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. Hamlet is about a young prince named Hamlet whose father died and his ghost is urging Hamlet to murder the hands of the king’s brothers. He cannot completely do so because he has other people in his way, one being Ophelia. Ophelia is the daughter of Polonius she is a very obedient young lady whom Hamlet is completely in love with. No matter whom it is and how hard it may be, Ophelia will do anything anyone tells her to do. Hamlet and others have Ophelia weak minded and has turned her into a manipulated character. Ophelia is a weak minded young lady. She tends to follow the leads if …show more content…

She is unable to define herself and through her responses to other it clearly shows on the inside Ophelia is having a hard time. “I do not know my lord, what I should think” (I.iii.104). This quote describes how her farther manipulates her and it is very evident that he brings his daughter up under his control. She is also manipulated into doing things she does not want to “her father and myself will bestow ourselves that seeing unseen we may of their encounter frankly judge and gather by him as he behaved be thaffliction of not his love or no that thus he suffers for” (I.i.32-36). This quote describes the fact that Ophelia is incapable of resisting, she has to take part in the plan to test Hamlet because her father and Claudius manipulate her to do so. Hamlet also talks down on her “I have heard of your paintings well enough; God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another: you jig, you amble, and you lisp, you nickname God’s creatures, and make your wantonness your ignorance” (III. i.144-148). This quotes shows how Hamlet talks to Ophelia and brings her down, but no matter what he says to her she will still love him because Hamlet has Ophelia

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