This allowed her to only accept her father’s views that Hamlet’s attention towards her was only to take advantage of her and to obey her father’s orders not to permit Hamlet to see her again. Hamlet has the disillusion that women are frail after his mother’s rushed remarriage as shown by “Frailty, thy name is woman!” He also believes women do not have the power to reason. (“O God, a beast that wants discourse of reason.”) Ophelia has the power to change his view but her unexplained rejection of him only adds to Hamlet’s disillusion. The ghost’s revelation that Gertrude dishonored Hamlet’s father but also their marriage by the adultery with Claudius is contemplated by Hamlet until he goes into Ophelia’s room to look upon her. As Hamlet searches Ophelia’s face for some sign that might restore his faith in her, he instead believes her face shows guilt and thinks she is another false Gertrude.
Hamlet basically tells his mom (Queen Gertrude) to shut up and sit down, and Laertes tells Ophelia that he holds the key to her mind. Since Hamlet is notoriously the worst to the female sex, we will start with the assault on his character. Hamlet said "Frailty, thy name is woman,“ thus Hamlet believes his men are the epitome of stability and strength, right? Not really, but Hamlet's attitude toward women is definitely sexist and biased, and his hate seems to emanate from his revulsion at his mother's marriage to Claudius, which he considers “unfaithfulness” to his dead father. His attitude is totally unjustified.
This possibly mean she had no control in getting married to Hamlet’s uncle Claudius, who is mainly the person to blame for majority of the conflicts. Hamlet additionally describes his mother by saying “O most pernicious woman!” (1.5.105-106). Meaning that he is calling her evil and despises her, therefore gets the feeling that all women are the same. This definitely has a major effect on his perception of females in his civilization. Under all the madness; Hamlet fails to realize that his mother truly loves
Othello and Iago in William Shakespeare's Play Othello, the main character in the play is married to Desdemona. At the start of the play Othello is seen as evil and bad by all the other characters and the audience. Brobantio (Desdemona's father), dislikes Othello very much at the start of the play. This is because Othello married Desdemona without her father's consent and Brobantio thinks Othello has used black magic to win Desdemona's love. Whereas, this isn't the case, Othello married Desdemona because he loved her and she loved him.
He thinks that Hamlet only loves her because he wants to seduce her, and demands his sister to never see him again. Ophelia can only accept her father and brother’s beliefs and writes Hamlet a letter which informs him that she can no longer see him. As a result, she begins to feel alone with very little independence.
After being verbally abused by the man she loves, there is no sympathy from her own father. Polonius just tells his daughter he and the King heard it all, that she should not worry about explaining: "—How now, Ophelia? You need not tell us what Lord Hamlet said, we heard it all—My Lord do as you please..." (3.1.174-176). The little concern Polonius shows towards his daughter 's feelings, not only shows his selfishness,
In regards to Ophelia, Hamlet is angry at how submissive she is when her father Polonius and brother Laertes order her to stay away from him despite the fact that they are ... ... middle of paper ... ... on sort of a male role in Act 1 where she calls him out on his manhood or lack thereof because he does not want to kill a virtuous and humble man with whom he has no problems. Shakespeare's audience also sees how hypocritical this makes Lady Macbeth when she scrubs her hands to rid herself from the guilt of murder. She is also ambitious because she only wants Duncan killed so she and Macbeth can be king and queen of Scotland. After Macbeth kills Duncan, he too becomes ambitious in that he is paranoid and ready to kill anyone who may seem to be plotting against him. Works Cited Shakespeare, William, Barbara A. Mowat, and Paul Werstine.
He projects his feelings of Gertrude to the only other female character in the play, Ophelia. His mother’s sexuality has confused him so greatly, and cast him into great disdain towards Ophelia. When Hamlet says, go to nunnery quote, maybe he is really speaking to his mother. He is sickened by her relationship with his uncle, and wishes her to stay clean, to only be his father’s lover. At the same time, there is tension between Hamlet and Gertrude.
In Hamlet 's eyes, Ophelia did not treat him with the love, care, and respect he deserved. Hamlet and Ophelia cared for one another in the beginning of the play, until she is ordered by her father to break off all contact with him due to the fact that Polonius suspected Hamlet only wanted to have sex with her and that he was not truly in love with Ophelia. Hamlet is understandably upset and outraged when Ophelia severs their relationship with no explanation although he knows it was the work of
During this part in the play, Hamlet berates Ophelia by telling her, "Or if/ thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool, for wise men know/ well enough what monsters you make of them. To a /nunn 'ry, go, and quickly too" (3.1.136-139). At this part in the play, it is extremely challenging for Hamlet to distinguish between his mother and Ophelia. Do to this, making his true feelings for his mother become more dubious. Another thing is that when Hamlet 's father is murdered and his mother re-marries, the unconstrained idea of sexuality with his mother, concealed since conception, can no longer be hidden from his conscious mind.