Women in Hamlet

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Women in Hamlet In Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet there are two main women characters (Ophelia- who ends up mad, and Gertrude- who ends up dead). Is it simply a coincidence that these women, the only women in the play end up letting themselves are, and are continually manipulate, controlled, and taken advantage of by the male characters in the play? Is it truly coincidental that when Ophelia’s love- hamlet- is taken away from her that she goes and, and when Gertrude is suddenly without a husband, she marries his brother? These things are not coincidence. They were done purposefully, now the question is why>? Why did Shakespeare choose to portray the women in his play Hamlet like this, and why did he have the other characters in the play relate to them as frail, weak, and even as letter humans? The truth is that every writer, when writing will capture a bit- no matter how small- of themselves in their work. There work will be a reflection of their perspectives, of their opinions, and of them. This comes as no surprise, because if you aren't going to write your own ideas, what is the significance of writing at all? Shakespeare- for whatever reasons- thinks of women as how they are portrayed in his plays. He considers them weak, frail, un-able to function for themselves without the help of a man, and less deserving of the prosperities that it means to be human. This is obviously shown when Hamlet shows his own disdain for woman kind by saying, "fragility thy name is woman (p.29)!" in those five words, hamlet basically sums it up. ?he pulls together all the feelings about women that indirectly stated and shown throughout the book. He is saying that to be a bowman that the very essence of a woman is one who is frail, one who is weak. Now Shakespeare must have at least some feelings towards women that agree with that statement, if he is going to put something so
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