Hamlet Postcard Secret Khai Dreams Analysis

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Hamlet Postcard Secret: Ophelia
My postcard secret is based on the character Ophelia from the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. In the play, Ophelia was portrayed as an innocent girl that is naive when it comes to the concept of love. Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, is Ophelia’s suitor. From their time together, Ophelia believes that Hamlet truly loves her. Unfortunately for her, the affection that hamlet had been providing her was misleading and as Hamlet spirals into madness, Hamlet’s true thoughts and intentions are revealed. Hamlet did in fact once loved her but his disgust towards the disloyalty of women explains that he does not anymore. Ophelia’s life ends in a tragic demise as she climbed up a willow tree when the branch suddenly broke
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[...] I apologize for all your tears I wish I could be different. But I'm still growing up. Into the one you can call your love. I don't know if I'll ever be enough. I'm throwing in my chips I guess I tend to push my luck.” This quote comes from a song called “Ultimately” by Khai Dreams. This snippet of the lyrics was chosen as it portrays Ophelia’s life and situation very well. As stated before, Ophelia is just a young girl that is confusing Hamlet’s romantic advances for true love. She lacks experience and understanding of Hamlet’s motives and fails to compare them to what love truly is. This part of the song speaks of a similar message of being young and naive. The persona in the song mentions the idea of not know anything and growing up, hinting at inexperience and youth; both of which are characteristics that match Ophelia’s character perfectly. Additionally, Ophelia begins to second guess her idea of love after Polonius tells her not to trust Hamlet. Soon after, Hamlet appears to her like a madman. Despite this, she still wishes for him to be cured of his antic disposition in the line, “Heavenly powers, restore him!” (3.1.153). In “Ultimately” the line, “I'm throwing in my chips I guess I tend to push my luck,” symbolizes Ophelia taking the chance that Hamlet will return to the person she loves. Lastly, during act 3 scene 1 of…show more content…
She represents the universal idea of young and innocent love as well as characteristics of inexperience, optimism, and naivety. Shakespeare diligently crafted such a character to both contrasts the corruption in the play with a pure soul as well as allow the reader to confide in the emotional anguish of such a sweet character such as Ophelia. Through the development of Ophelia through the play, the notion of love is beautifully dismantled before the reader’s eyes; telling a lesson of how false love can end tragically. This thesis is well summarized in the line, “As one incapable of her own distress.” (4.7.203). A relationship, like Ophelia’s life, can end abruptly and without warning, leaving one in disbelief and incapable of understanding what has when wrong. If a relationship is not properly distinguished as unconditional love or just raw romantic affection, a relationship can end in heartbreak and disappointment. In Ophelia’s case, it ended with her life; swept away by the brook once the willow branch broke, away from her dreams of naive love, leaving her empty and devoid of her
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