Polonius And Ophelia's Relationship In Hamlet

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Most of the time in news articles and research papers people hear that a relationship between a father and his son is a very crucial and important impact to their adulthood. This of course is true, but the relationship between a father and a daughter is also crucial and important as well. Father’s have an impact on the adulthood of their daughter’s. In the play Hamlet there are many situations where Ophelia and her father, Polonius, have demonstrated to have problematic moments. For example, one of the situations that has happened between Polonius and Ophelia is when Polonius finds out that Ophelia has a lover named Hamlet. He gives an incite of the perception of males when it comes to having relations with women. He stated that Hamlet didn’t genuinely love Ophelia and it was simply a lie to make her feel special. In a way he lowered Ophelia’s confidence by suggesting that he would not choose her over a prettier woman. He then argues with Ophelia and tells her that all Hamlet wanted to do was get in her pants because she was easy and gullible to him. Another situation that shows significance to this paper is how the household is being run. It seems as if Ophelia has no say in anything, her father is the person…show more content…
During childhood if the father is involved in their academic achievements his daughter is more likely to graduate from college and also involve themselves in high paying and demanding jobs that are usually given to the roles of males. Family Studies stated that “many female college students were asked what they would do if their fathers disapproved of their career paths they were more willing to reconsider their plans if their fathers disapproved” (Reed, 2015). With this being said many of these females have particular traits in their personality, such as being successful, ambitious, being self reliant, and self
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