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Ophelia In Hamlet

analytical Essay
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Ophelia is one of the characters in Hamlet with the most unrealized potential for character development. Even though she is relatively important to the plot we don’t know much about her. She is used as a pawn by almost every character in the play, and because she is woman, she is unable to say no, or speak her mind. She is essentially trapped. Throughout the play, she faces arguably just as much emotional trauma as Hamlet. She believes herself to be in love with Hamlet, but both her father and her brother insist, rather harshly, that she is being used and must stop seeing him. Neither of them seem to care for her feelings, they are mostly concerned with her reputation. After she breaks off her relationship with Hamlet at her father’s

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  • Analyzes how ophelia is one of the characters in hamlet with the most unrealized potential for character development. she is used as a pawn by almost every character in the play.
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