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  • Love Letter Written To Ophelia By Hamlet
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    In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the character of Ophelia is masqueraded as a demure, innocent, adolescent girl. However, the behavior disguised by this faade is much more interesting than we are led to believe. Throughout Hamlet, Ophelia is the target of numerous sexual innuendoes and later the confessor of her own sexual experience. When these occurrences become apparent, Ophelia no longer holds the virginal qualities we were once led to believe she possessed. Ophelia is first portrayed as an ...
  • Hamlet's Ophelia William Shakespeare
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    Hamlet's Ophelia William Shakespeare has written many masterpiece plays and has told a vital story in almost all of them. In the play Hamlet Shakespeare uses melancholy, grief, and madness to pervade the works of a great play. Throughout the play Shakespeare uses such emotional malady within Hamlet, that the audience not only sympathizes with the tragic prince Hamlet, but to provide the very complexities necessary in understanding the tragedy of his lady Ophelia as well. It is the poor Ophelia w...
  • Father's Of Laertes And Hamlet
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    Hamlet vs. Laertes Hamlet and Laertes are two people with almost all the same aspects in the Shakespeare's Hamlet. They both want to avenge the death of their father's and they both love Ophelia. Hamlet's and Laerte's similarities can be described in many ways but one can talk about the main ones: being the love they have for Ophelia, the death of their father's and how they associate with their families. Hamlet and Laertes share a different but deep love and concern for Ophelia. Before his leav...
  • Hamlet And Ophelia
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    OPHELIA S ROLE IN THE DOWNFALL OF HAMLET In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet can be viewed as a character having two very opposing personalities: there is the intellectual Hamlet, school [ed] in Wittenberg, gentle and loving (I. ii. 117); yet, there is also the cruel Hamlet, who murders Polonius and plans to avenge Claudius, along with having bloody thoughts (IV. iv. 69). Many factors contribute to this character duality, ranging from the death (or, rather murder) of his father to the rejection by O...
  • Paternal Love Between Hamlet And Gertrude
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    In his play, Hamlet, William Shakespeare explores many different types of love. One type of love is Hamlets love toward Ophelia, his romantic love. Shakespeare shows the everlasting love between two people, which can never be broken, friendship, the friendship Hamlet had with Horatio. Paternal love was when Hamlet was very affectionate with his mother, in the beginning of the play, but as it progressed, he became more bitter toward her. Another type of love is the love for power, which Claudius ...
  • Only Importance Of Hamlet's Madness
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    Hamlet's behavior affects that of the other characters in the play in that his action drastically alters, not only their perception of Hamlet and his intentions, but also their actions and words in dealing with Hamlet. It is difficult to classify Hamlet as either sane or insane; however, it is certain that his mad behavior, whether feigned or authentic, serves only to heighten the confusion and eventual suspicion of the court, particularly Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Guilderstern, and Polonius and ...
  • Hamlets Relationship With Laertes
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    In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, poison and disease both plague the state of Denmark. Relations between characters are corrupt, the people are disturbed and people are killed constantly. What the characters do not know is that this corrupt reign of power will end in tragedy. Corrupt minds in Hamlet are provided by Prince Hamlet himself. He portrays an "antic disposition" in order to gain the advantage inside the castle. Now people in the castle believe that Hamlet is crazy or "mad" and thinks n...
  • Hamlet's Anger Deepens Toward Ophelia
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    Hamlet's Treatment of Ophelia and Gertrude Modern folklore suggests women look at a man's relationship with his mother to predict how they will treat other women in their life. Hamlet is a good example of a son's treatment of his mother reflecting how he will treat the woman he loves because when considering Hamlet's attitude and treatment of the Ophelia in William Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, one must first consider how Hamlet treated his mother. A characteristic of Hamlet's personality is to ma...
  • Hamlet And Gertrude
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    The Innocence of Gertrude and Ophelia " Pretty Ophelia", as Claudius calls her, is the most innocent victim of Hamlet's revenge in Shakespeare's play Hamlet. Hamlet has fallen in love with Ophelia after the death of his father. Ophelia "sucked the honey of his music vows" and returned Hamlet's affection. But when her father had challenged Hamlet's true intentions, Ophelia could only say: "I do not know, my lord, what I should think". Ophelia was used to relying on her father's directions and she...
  • Relationship Between Claudius And Hamlet
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    Relationships In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, the character of Hamlet has many relationships with all characters. The theme of relationships is very strong in this play. A relationship is an association between two or more people. Hamlet has many of these associations with, Claudius, Ophelia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Many of his relationships are just and unjust according to the character's feelings. The relationship between Claudius and Hamlet had many hidden meanings. The first time that...
  • Laertes And Hamlet Laertes And Hamlet
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    Laertes and Hamlet Laertes and Hamlet both display impulsive reactions when angered. Once Laertes discovers his father has been murdered, he immediately assumes the slayer is Claudius. As a result of Laertes's peculation, he instinctively moves to avenge Polonius' death. "To hell, allegiance! Vows, to the blackest devil! Conscience and grace, to the profoundest pit! I dare damnation: to this point I stand, that both worlds I give to negligence, let come what comes; only I'll be revenged most tho...
  • Love And Loyalty In Hamlet
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    Love and Loyalty in Hamlet Love is a very powerful theme in Hamlet. Hamlets love was mainly driven by revenge of his fathers murder. Hamlet is too confused and shocked after his mother married his own uncle two month after his fathers death. Different feelings overflow Hamlets sole. Hamlets revenge is successful, but very costly. Hamlet had paid his revenge with his treasured Ophelia, his friend, and his own life. His love for Ophelia is dispersed. It can be seen as the reflection of the true lo...
  • Hamlet's Revenge For His Father's Murder
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    Love is one of the most powerful themes in Hamlet, but a superior force - REVENGE, drives Hamlet's love. Revenge of his father's murder. Hamlet is confused and melancholic over the fact that his mother married his own uncle and so quickly after his father's death. Even though he does not immediately suspect foul play in his father's untimely death, he is in a state of shock. As Kenneth Muir states, "He (Hamlet) is profoundly shocked by Gertrude's marriage to his uncle in less than two months aft...
  • Hamlet Love For Ophelia
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    Hamlet is without any reservations, one of Shakespeare most mystifying plays. Although the play has a concise story, it is filled with many uncertainties relating to different issues behind the plot. The reader is left with many uncertainties about the true feelings of prince Hamlet. One question in particular is, did Hamlet really love Ophelia This dispute can be reinforced either way, however I believe Hamlet was truly in love with Ophelia. Support for my decision comes from Hamlets treatment ...
  • Prince Hamlet And Laertes Share
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    Hamlet by William Shakespeare is about a Danish Prince's quest for revenge for the murder of his father. Hamlet, the Prince, is told by his father's ghost that he was killed by Claudius, the current King and the dead King's brother. This infuriates Hamlet and there begins his quest for justice. Hamlet masks his knowledge of the murder under a cloud of lunacy. In this fit of supposed madness Hamlet kills Polonius, royal counsel to the King, and father to Ophelia and Laertes. Prince Hamlet and Lae...
  • Evident Among The Characters Hamlet And Laertes
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    A foil is a means by which an author or playwright reveals one character in contrast with another character. In Hamlet, a play by William Shakespeare, the use of a foil is evident among the characters Hamlet and Laertes. Although adversaries, Laertes and Hamlet share several characteristics which make them similar, enabling the audience to learn more about each character individually. There are a variety of supports regarding this discussion throughout the play. Their love for Ophelia, associati...
  • Ophelia's Betrayal Of Hamlet
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    Hamlet / Ophelia True Love Betrayed I would have to strongly disagree with Nicole's interpretation of Hamlet and Ophelia's relationship. They were most certainly lovers. Hamlet did without question offer Ophelia "tenders" of his affection, and we know this because she must return them to Hamlet. In addition, we also have the letter read from Polonius to Claudius and Gertrude in which Hamlet writes to Ophelia I did love thee once. So indeed, Hamlet did love Ophelia, and evidence is also in the pl...
  • Hamlet And Ophelia
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    In his plays, Shakespeare often puts the antagonists in circumstances similar to or resembling the problems of the main character or hero. He does this in order to give us a clear perception of what the characters are like, through contrast or similarity between them. These literary experiments are called foils. In Hamlet, Shakespeare gives us many foils for Hamlet, the main character. One major foil is Ophelia. Hamlet and Ophelia have both lost their fathers. In the beginning of the play it see...
  • Point In The Play Ophelia
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    Ophelia's madness In William Shakespears' play Hamlet the character Ophelia plays a very interesting and important role in the elaboration of the plot. In the very beginning of the play Ophelia starts off in as what one may say a "healhty" state of mind, very much in love with Hamlet. Also Ophelia was controlled by her father about her relationship with the young prince Hamlet, but was it her love for Hamlet or her father's control that caused her to go mad? Ophelia's father Polonius and brother...
  • Hints His Awareness Hamlet
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    Hamlet: Madman or Misunderstood Shakespeare's tragic hero, Hamlet, and his sanity can arguably be discussed. Many aspects of the play support his loss of control in his actions, while other parts uphold his ability of dramatic art. The issue can be discussed both ways and altogether provide significant support to either theory. Throughout the play, there are indications from Hamlet that question his mind's well being. Hamlet's mood changes abruptly throughout the play. Hamlet appears to act mad ...

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