Here Hamlet condemns Gertrude, his mother, for having a swift remarriage to his uncle, Claudius. One issue that is never truly resolved deals with the true feelings of Prince Hamlet, and whether he in fact loves Aphelia. The audience is introduced to Gertrude when she is begging Hamlet to stay in Denmark, and not to come back where he was studying. Hysteria was an illness that was supposedly caused by sexual withdrawal in particularly passionate women and the illness was quite often seen supposedly in virgins, nuns, widows and occasionally married women. It was in poor taste and unfair to her grieving son.
In act 1 scene 2 Hamlet is referring to his mother describing his feelings on how unacceptable it is that she has moved on so hastily from the man that she seemed to love so dearly. Eitelkeit , dein Name ist. We soon discover that because of the patriarchal system in China during 1924, the pregnant woman was probably forced by a male in the village to submit to sexual demands Kingston. This is another betrayal by a frail woman, and eventually both women die due to their own foolishness. The audience can see she displays a form of insanity in Act Four Scene Five. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films.
Gertrude believes that this ghost is a result of his madness. It appears she is denied a voice in her own defence or representation which coincides with the idea of being a victim of a patriarchal society. It totally screwed me over. While the play has a concise story, there are numerous doubts relating to different issues behind the plot. The upbringing of a son by his mother establishes one of the most prominent relationships in a household. She is oblivious to the fact that her marriage to her brother-in-law was immoral, but she marries him to maintain the protection and affection that she desperately needs. During the period Hamlet was written, the society was patriarchal, therefore, the women were very dependent on the men, and were unable to exist independently.
Hamlet is clearly a very misogynistic character. This is her father yet again taking control of her life and happiness when he suggests that they set up a meeting with Hamlet so that Polonium and Claudia get to spy on the situation and hear what Hamlet has to say. In this essay I plan to look into the character of Ophelia in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare, to see whether she is a frail character and what factors contribute to this. In act 2 scene 2 Polonium is conversing with Claudia trying to arrange a meeting between Aphelia and Hamlet. You may , discuss the issue on the , or , as appropriate. The word love is extremely commanding, and the concept of love may be hard to grasp when one of the lovers remains undecided.
God has given me one face, and I can do whatever the hell I please with it, thank you very much. What should such fellows as I do crawling between earth and heaven? Gertrude quickly longs for attention, and marries as soon as possible. Thus their behavior portrays the frailty of their characters. It would seem her fate was to pay for sins in the end. In Act Ill, Scene 1, Hamlet claims to have loved Aphelia; however, four lines later, he states that he does not love her anymore.
This meddling and toying with her makes it impossible for her to escape and contributes to her death, this is done by the people close to her whom she looks up to and respects enough to be reliant on them and to also totally trust them with her affairs and problems but they misuse her and manipulate her naivety. Ophelia shows a method to her madness in which she is suffering over the loss of her father, and all she can do after learning of the death of her father is sing. In order to find out who the real killer is, Hamlet stages a theatrical scene resembling his father's death. Gertrude demonstrates moral frailty, as she does not contend to common rules and beliefs. But, good my brother, Do not as some ungracious pastors do, Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven, Whiles, like a puffed and reckless libertine, himself the primrose path of dalliance treads, and reeks not his own red. Instead, she merely instructs her potential daughter-in-law to fulfill the role that society has created for her.
Through their submissiveness Gertrude and Ophelia are treated as marionettes, who are easily manipulated by those around them. Although Gertrude is Queen of Denmark, she does not have a strong presentation within the play—monarchs, being men or women, are active in their country. He does not blame his uncle for being weak, but yet he was as well. Hamlet feigns madness to suggest to others around him of his mental instability and Ophelia is classed mad over the mourning of her father. Being the only two females in the. Hamlet criticises his mother for incestuous relations with his uncle, Claudius.
He sees Ophelia as a simple-minded girl who does what she says and never questions the motives behind it. Get thee to a friary. This provides the audience with a model of women's infidelity in Hamlet. He was angered by her marriage to a lecherous creature like Claudius, who has no comparison with a celestial figure like his father. He sees Ophelia as a simple-minded girl who does what she says and never questions the motives behind it. They do not have liberty and genuine freedom — the reason that Shakespeare has depicted them in negative. Her blindness extends not only to Claudius and Hamlet, but to Ophelia as well.