There, my lord.” (3.1,) With this speech, Ophelia wanted to provoke Hamlet into declaring his love, but instead, he called her a liar. The entire rest of this scene is meant for Polonius and King Claudius whom Hamlet knows are listening, hidden in the background. Hamlet recognizes Ophelia 's horrific attempt at acting and gives her one last chance to redeem herself, by asking the location of her father. She lies and says he’s at home but, Hamlet knows he’s spying on him thus failing her last attempt at redemption. Hamlet is very unstable and in his mind, he thinks all women are adulterous like his mother and cannot be trusted.
Hamlet, despite being the hero of the tragedy, commits various actions that would consider him as a villainous character. When he learns of his fathers death, he acts mad and possibly even becomes truly mad. It prompts him to mistreat those around him—specifically important women in his life, his girlfriend Ophelia and his mother Gertrude. Firstly, when Hamlet is acting mad, he does not inform Ophelia of it, and treats her poorly. For instance, when Hamlet states, “Get thee to a nunnery.
In William Shakespeare's Hamlet, Hamlet spews extremely harsh words against his mother Gertrude and his love, Ophelia. Some people may claim that these venomous statements mean that he is misogynistic, but, in fact, Hamlet's anger towards Gertrude and Ophelia stems not from their sex but from their betrayal. Throughout the play, Hamlet viciously attacks more than just the women; he has contempt for every person that betrays him and his father. After he recognizes the magnitude of Claudius' deceptions, Hamlet describes Claudius as a "Bloody, bawdy villain! / Remorseless, treacherous, lecherous, kindless / villain!"
However, he soon realises that she opposes the wedding and is unwilling to go through with it. Capulet is surprised, as this is in stark contrast to Juliet's attitude at the beginning of the play, before she had met Romeo. Capulet expects gratitude, but instead is faced with rejection; this leads him to explode with anger. He is infuriated with his daughter, whom he thought he knew. Juliet is then submitted to foul insults and threats from him, Capulet even shouts at the nurse, as she tried to intervene.
It is seen that women in the Elizabethan era do not have a much free will and the women depend on men for telling them how they should act. Hamlet reacts to Ophelia’s betrayal by mentioning that, “Or, if thou wilt needs marry, marry a fool, for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them. To a nunnery, go, and quickly too. Farewell” (3.1.127-130). Ophelia is losing Hamlet’s trust due to her dependency on Polonius and Claudius when she shares Hamlet’s private love letters with Polonius and obeying his advice to stay away from Hamlet.
He does this by insulting her and convincing her that he is mad and never had any true feelings for her. "I loved you not" (III; i; 117) "Get thee to a nunnery......Marry a fool, for wise men know well enough what monsters you make of them" (III; i; 135-137) Hamlet also kills Polonius (by mistake thinking it was Claudius). Both of these incidents cause Ophelia a great deal of grief and so she kills herself. Hamlet is of course devastated because he never actually meant to hurt her. "I loved Ophelia.
He urges Ophelia to go to a nunnery rather than experience the corruptions of sexuality. Hamlet blames the bad woman he is intimately intertwined with for his indecisiveness between a man 's power and the ability to do right. He acts as though it would be strange for him to not be cruel to women. Another display of his rudeness is his mocking of them. Knowing that Ophelia is obsessed and affectionate towards him, he taunted her.
Benvolio also makes his way to speak to him but even though he saw him he turned and walked off. "Towards him I made but he was ware of me and stole off into the convent of the wood." When Romeo appears he looks sad and miserable, he says to benvolio "Sad hours seem long." Romeos hours seem long because he is in love and the lady he loves doesn't love him back this makes him feel miserable as time is dragging on. Romeo also says that "Out of her favour where I am in love" This shows that Romeo is love sick for this girl but she doesn't want to give him anything in return, due to this he cannot forget his love ... ... middle of paper ... ...on his enemy.
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.
The ghost of King Hamlet calls her his “most seeming virtuous queen” he then tells Hamlet to “Leave her to Heaven, and to those thorns that in her bosom lodge to prick and sting her.” Indicating she has reason to be found at fault, that she is not innocent. Hamlet is awfully upset with his mother for marrying his uncle immediately without hesitation, and he rejects Ophelia a woman he previously “declared to love.” His words generally pinpoint his repulsion and mistrust of women in general. Although Claudius loves Gertrude dearly his logic behind marrying her was to benefit him in winning the throne away from Hamlet following the death of the king. As the play goes on Claudius’s fear of Hamlet’s madness leads him to an even higher state when Gertrude notifies him about Hamlet killing Polonius. Claudius does not mention Gertrude’s danger, but only he would of been in trouble had he been in the room... ... middle of paper ... ... to find a place for herself at home, at school, and in Spectacular.