In culmination, the only two female characters that are seen in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare are viewed more like props rather than actual characters. While the men are headstrong, zealous and assertive, the women are acquiescent. In the end, both women ended up perishing for men that "loved" them. Often times women are often viewed as inferior and are frequently cast aside as not being imperative in relationships, the workforce and just life in general; this leads to a lack of support that many females repeatedly seek thus driving them
Hamlet is speaking his dagger-like words to Gertrude which confirms of her adulterous acts and Gertrude responds: “O Hamlet, speak no more. / Thou turn’st mine eyes into my very soul, / And there I see such black and grained spots” (3.4.88-90). Gertrude uncovers that she has morality and she is guilty of her sins. The references to the ‘black and grained spots’ are metaphors that alludes to her incest and her obedience with Claudius’ murderous act.
In this case, both love & hate are shown. After hearing that Romeo has slain Tybalt & will be banished, Juliet cries for a long while about Romeo’s banishment, telling her parents it is due to Tybalt’s death. Her parents, feeling they need to do something to stop her endless weeping, set up a second marriage for her (not knowing about the first one) to the county Paris. When Lord Capulet tells her of this, instead of having his expected reaction, she refuses. Her father becomes enraged with her & begins to hate her actions, and tells her she will not be a part of the Capulet family anymore unless she accepts.
Jonathan S. Goldberg Spring 2016 English 130 Professor. Lewis Hamlet William Shakespeare Part 1 In Act 3 Scene 4, where Hamlet kills Polonius, several phrases are pivotal to the scene. When Hamlet asks why he has been summoned, his mother Queen Gertrude lets him know that it is because Hamlet has offended his father. This statement announces the beginning of the altercation between mother and son. Hamlet suspects his mother played a part in the death of King Hamlet and is filled with anger and vengeful thoughts.
This shows the further conflict in Hamlet and Ophelia 's relationship. Laertes also is struggles with Ophelia through her madness and now has a preeminent need for revenge on Hamlet. Laertes says, “Burn out the sense and virtue of mine eye!/ By heaven, thy madness shall be paid by weight”. Laertes cannot stand to see his sister this way. He then says he now has a more fitting use for revenge on Hamlet.
This quote indicates that Abigail Williams is a selfish antagonist because she is lying about something that is clearly noticeable. Some people may argue that Abigail isn’t the only one to blame, as in there are many others to blame for the loss of many lives. Mary Warren also played a
In a private conversation with Hamlet after the play, she tells him “Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended” (pg. 72, l. 9) with father referring to his uncle. Anything that Hamlet did against his uncle his mother took that as an attack on her as well. This was her new husband after all and whatever he felt she felt with him. This attack was a way of him hurting his mother but in more of an indirect way. Even though it was not directly against her, it still hurt her and that was still against the wishes of the ghost of his father.
“Frailty, thy name is woman!” (1,2,148)- women are weak and fragile,they can not fend for themselves they are brittle and easily broken, this is what some people see women as and Hamlet is one of them ; some men like Hamlet are misogynist as well. But we can not blame him for this. He has been betrayed by his own mother, Gertrude. A mother should show compassion, love, and stick up for their child and she has not shown any of that in the novel Hamlet by William Shakespeare.
Some adaptations changed sex of several secondary characters. I would like to keep the ratio the same, but improve personality traits of female characters, especially Ophelia. She would be affected by strange Hamlet’s behavior and the murder of her father, but these events should cause only a nerve breakdown and commitment to mental hospital, not the absurd suicide that happened in the original play. “There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke; when down her weedy trophies and herself fell in the weeping brook” (Shakespeare 130). Ophelia can survive tragic events because of her residential treatment.
Comes to find out he was very angry with Hamlet for making that play and hurting his mother. Hamlet begins to be very heartbreaking towards Ophelia because he starts acting as if he doesn’t really care about her and starts joking with her Lach 4 in a mean way. He starts telling you that her beauty has nothing He also starts questioning whether life is better or if death would be easier. The ghost telling Hamlet about his father being murdered changes the way he thinks about his own life. He says, “To die, to sleep.
In Scene 1 Act 2 she says “Let not thy mother lose her prayers, Hamlet; I pray thee stay with us; go not to Wittenberg" (1.2,18-19) she’s trying to protect Hamlet but not seeing that she’s actually hurting him. What made Hamlet mad was that she had married her uncle two months after his father’s death. Gertrude causes the main problem in Hamlet’s life and she does it by only thinking of herself.
Act three, scene one, also known as the nunnery scene is a very important scene in the play. In this scene, Claudius and Polonius listen in on Hamlet and Ophelia’s conversation to try and find out the cause if Hamlets madness. Hamlet enters Ophelia’s room and begins his most famous soliloquy “to be or not to be”. In this soliloquy, he is questioning whether suicide is the answer or not. This soliloquy is very important to the rest of the play because it shoes Hamlets deeper thinking.
Hamlet Themes Shakespeare once said “The course of true love never did run smooth.” Throughout the play there was two main themes: love makes people do crazy things and death is not always a solution to a problem. All of the characters had their issues throughout the play. It all started in act 1 scene 3 when Hamlet and Ophelia were in love.
The speed and slowness of time impact decisions and lead to many different outcomes. In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, time is a very important aspect of the play. The timing of King Hamlet’s death and Hamlet’s choices thereafter all highlight the importance of both taking action and delaying actions. Hamlet’s hesitation with avenging his father’s death along with the queen’s decision to quickly marry her dead husband’s brother not only emphasizes the importance of choices, but also how the timing of these choices leads to other decisions. Author Eric Levy states that Hamlet and the other characters’ choices are chaotic and add emphasis to the idea that “time is out of joint” and needs to be set back in place (1.5.196).
The Tragedy of Hamlet is written as substantial, yet subtle. Shakespeare creates this drama with twists and turns in each scene, which spikes some readers to sit on edge of one’s seat. Shakespeare uses soliloquies, dramatic dialogues, and revenge tragedy to unfold a tremendous amount of details of Hamlet, thus causing a dramatic irony approach. Hamlet and Ophelia’s love for one another is played quite differently in Laurence Oliver than Franco Zeffirelli’s version of this tragic play. Ophelia and Hamlet’s love for one another was separated due to Ophelia’s oppression in the play.