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.
But after her father yells at her and tells her if she doesn’t marry she’ll be kicked out of the house; she goes to Friar Laurence for advice. When Juliet takes the potion Friar Laurence gives her she has to think about it. This is something Romeo probably wouldn’t do. But love over comes her decision and she takes it. Nobody tells Romeo that it’s just a potion and Juliet’s not really died, he buys poison and goes to Juliet’s tomb.
Ophelia, his secret desire, loves Hamlet in an intimate and soul mate way, but is persuaded against her love by her father, Polonius, and her brother Laertes. Laertes does not approve of Hamlet when he says, “…ere you list his songs, or lose your heart, or your chaste treasure open” (1.3.30-31). After Laertes warns Ophelia to fear losing her virginity, she replies by telling him not to lecture her, “Whiles, like a puffed and reckless libertine, Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads, and recks not his own rede” (1.3.48-50). She is able to rebuke her brother to some extent, but when her father
Ophelia was in love with Hamlet but she further reveals that due to Polonius’s orders, she has cut off all contact with Hamlet and has refused his letters. As a result, it is quite evident that Ophelia is hiding her true inner feelings for Hamlet due to her respect and fear of Polonius. In addition, Polonius is a wise old man with high moral values. But in this act the audience is introduced to his true intentions .Polonius tells Gertrude and Claudius of Hamlet's strange behaviour and they agree to watch him secretly. Previously in Act 1 Polonius was providing his son, Laertes with advice , ``And guarantee yourself against being false ``(I,iii,101).
Throughout the play many references to sex are made when Hamlet speaks to or refers to Ophelia. Hamlet has a hard time with Ophelia because she is so easily controlled and manipulated by the men in her life. Both her father and brother try to use her to set up Hamlet so that the king can get him. Hamlet truly has been in love with Ophelia, but once he is visited by the ghost of his father, he seems to become less interested in his relationship with Ophelia. The sexual imagery begins to diminish as the play goes on, Hamlet becomes more obsessed with avenging his father’s death and pretty much looses interest in everything else.
A tragic flaw is a flaw in a character that is the cause of a downfall of the tragic hero in a tragedy. A great example of an awesome tragic hero is Antigone in Sophocles play “Antigone.” In “Antigone” Antigone s a girl whose uncle (Creon) is king. Her brother, Polynecies, has died in a war and King Creon made a decree that no one should bury him. Well, Antigone disobeys Creon and buries her brother. She says that she did it for a higher cause.
everyone seems to lie; good characters as well as evil ones engage in deceit as they attempt to conceal their feelings: beatrice and benedick mask their feelings for one another with bitter insults; don john spies on claudio and hero; don pedro and his 'crew' deceive benedick and beatrice. who hides and what is hidden? how does deceit function in the world of the play, and how does it help the play comment on life in
Lack of trust often leads to one’s downfall. This is shown in “Hamlet,” a play by William Shakespeare, and in the short story "To Build a Fire" by Jack London. The main character in each of these works lacks trust and this ultimately leads to their deaths. The conflicts, theme and characterization in these literary works display why trust is needed in everyone’s life. In William Shakespeare's play, the main character, Hamlet finds out his father, the king, was killed by his uncle, Claudius.
As stated in the following quote “You shall do marvellous wisely, good Reynaldo, before you visit him, to make inquire of his behaviour” (2.1.3-5). Polonius was ordering the servant Reynaldo to spy on Laertes, and to secretly look after him. This type of logic that Polonius is using shows the distrust and fake appearance that he portrays to his own son. Another method of deception used by Polonius would be concealment. After Hamlet had staged the play, and noticed Claudius’s reaction, Gertrude was willing to speak to Hamlet about the play, and how Claudius is furious about it.
This play exhibits tragedy because, though Proctor had many opportunities to change his fate, he chooses his demise because his tragic flaw prohibits him from doing otherwise. John Proctor is the tragic hero of the play, “The Crucible.” He has a high social status in the town, yet, because of his tragic flaw, he cannot bring himself to prevent his own death and tragic downfall. Proctor exhibits these tragic traits, making this play a tragedy of self-respect prevailing over shame and public