Ophelia And Hamlet Comparison Essay

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Through the play you see people and how they minds changes. Some become wise and others become insane. The two that I want to look at and how they change throughout the play is Ophelia and Hamlet. They both change but in different ways. Ophelia is going from rational to suicide. When Hamlet is going from sane to insane. In Act one you see both being reasonable and normal. They understand what is going on and what they are doing. In this quote, “Hamlet. Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief, 'That can denote me truly. These indeed seem, For they are actions that a man might play; But I have that within which passeth show-These but the trappings and the suits of woe.” (I.ii.285-289) You can see that Hamlet is sane because he understand…show more content…
ii 215-216) Hamlet is questioning her in a rude way about her reasoning for getting close to him. This makes Ophelia question herself motivations which makes her insanity spike up. Hamlet becomes unreasonable and Ophelia tells him that in this quote; “Ophelia. And I, of ladies most deject and wretched, That suck 'd the honey of his music vows, Now see that noble and most sovereign reason, Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh” (III.i.1846-1849). She is saying that he isn’t the man that he once was new. Sense he was calling her rude names it shows that his emotions were getting the better of…show more content…
The body is with the King, but the King is not with the body. The King is a thing-“ (IV.ii.2702-2703) This is after he killed Polonius and he is speaking in nonsense. Then he spikes up to to paranoid. Ophelia on the other hand is become insane after the quilt of her father’s death. She is paranoid and everyone can see that, "Gentlemen: She speaks much of her father, says she hears There’s tricks i’ th’ world, and hems, and beats her heart, Spurns enviously at straws, speaks things in doubt That carry but half sense” (IV,v,4-7) She is unstable and very confused about the situation on
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