Ophelia's Suicide

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The character of Ophelia enters as an innocent young woman. She enters a world of madness. She is incapable of rational thinking, so her death may have been accidental rather than a suicide. An indicator that supports the argument that her death was accidental is that typically in Shakespeare’s plays, suicides have their own dramatic scene. In Hamlet, Ophelia’s death was not seen; she was found dead after drowning. This interpretation of her death contributes to the tragedy of the play because of the way she lost her mind and how she accidentally took her own life. On the other hand, Ophelia was undergoing a lot of stress and grief and depression that may have led her to taking her own life. This interpretation of her death contributes

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