Hamlet Quotes About Ophelia's Death

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Ophelia falls into the water accidentally and passively drowns. Discuss her death as a symbol of her life, her honor, and her relationship with Hamlet. Ophelia is Polonius’s daughter, a beautiful young woman with whom Hamlet has been in love. Ophelia is a sweet and innocent young girl, who obeys her father and her brother, Laertes. Ophelia does not have a mind of her own she obeys everything her father says and never argues with him. When Ophelia’s dad past away (Polonius), she went mad but wasn’t angry at anyone, after he died Ophelia just kept on singing songs and talking about flowers. Ophelia death is a symbol of her life, her honor, and her relationship with hamlet. The way Ophelia dies represents the way she lived her whole life by her father terms but once she fell into the water she didn’t know how to react so she just took it. This represents…show more content…
Ophelia’s didn’t have honor for herself because she didn’t do what she wanted she did what others said so in a way she didn’t really respect herself. Ophelia also let Hamlet treat her any way that he wanted to and she never bothered to tell him what she didn’t like. Ophelia was also having sexual intercourse with Hamlet before they were married, this was a big thing back then to wait till marriage, Ophelia didn’t have much honor in herself because she let herself be controlled by men. As a parting shot, he points out that even if Ophelia is a regular girl, marriage would still be awful. Actually, he says, if she has to marry, Ophelia should marry a fool, as wise men know that women only make men into "monsters", even while knowing this Ophelia kept on loving Hamlet even though Hamlet would not respect her. In act 3 scene 1, Hamlet and Ophelia are having a conversation but Hamlet is just disrespecting her in front of everyone and she doesn’t say anything but stays quiet the whole time. Ophelia’s death was an unfortunate accident. She was at best dimly aware that she was drowning – ironically a solution to her

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