British Comp II
April 19, 2013
" The Madness & Fatality of Ophelia”
Hamlet, Knight in shining armor of Denmark:
In Hamlet, Shakespeare makes it clear that Prince Hamlet is insane or at least for the verge of " chaos. ” However , Ophelia (daughter of Polonius, King of Denmark) begins to go angry, as well, after Hamlet kills her dad, and the different numerous tragedies that problem her such as a black impair hovering about until her untimely loss of life. In this fictional analysis Let me ask, and attempt to explain the significance behind the riddles, crazy songs, rhymes, and loss of life of Ophelia. Also, Full Gertrude's story of Ophelia's death has become seen as one of the influentially graceful death announcements in books. Whether Ophelia killed herself, was patient of a tragic plot, or perhaps was yet another tragic loss of life may never be known. However , the symbolism of Queen Gertrude's monologue story concerning the unfortunately departed Ophelia, and Ophelia's own madness that concluded with her death is usually worthy of analysis. Was this the abuse suffered by the hands of Hamlet, himself, or was it the death of her daddy, also at the hands of her mate, the leading element of her maddening? Or perhaps, was that that Ophelia had no control over her body, her relationships, or her choices the catalyst? Her dad, Polonius, forbade any union between Ophelia and Hamlet. However , this individual later uses Ophelia to spy on Hamlet for King Claudius, also because of the moments in which she lived Ophelia has to be the obedient little girl, a role demanded of all young women in the late 16th and early seventeenth centuries. " Her whole character is simple unselfish affection" (Bradley 130). Was this the purpose in which the stitches of state of mind start to mix? Ophelia's complete world is shattered after her daddy dies, because of her inconsistant loyalties to her father (who had by no means approved of Hamlet's romantic relationship with Ophelia), and Hamlet now having killed him. After her...