Michael Pennington in “Ophelia: Madness Her Only Safe Haven,” describes personality traits of the young lady: This is the woman she might have become – warm, tolerant and imaginative.
"Hamlet" is the first work of literature to looksquarely at the stupidity, falsity and sham of everyday life,without laughing and without easy answers.
Revenge and greed has the power to turn a complete civil man into a total savage and Shakespeare showed the reader in one of his most popular fine works called Hamlet.
Hamlet certainly displays a high degree of mania and instability throughout much of the play, but his "madness" is perhaps too purposeful and pointed for us to conclude that he actually loses his mind.
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Butunlike most of the other characters (and most peopletoday), Hamlet chooses not tocompromise with evil. Dying, Hamlet reaffirmsthe tragic dignity of a basically decent person in a bad world."Hamlet" is the first work of literature to show anordinary person lookingat the futility and wrongs in life,asking the toughest questions andcoming up with honestsemi-answers like most people do today.
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That weakness of mind and will, which permitted her obedience to her father and thus destroyed her hope for Hamlet's love, finally resulted in her insanity and death....
Hamlet tells his mother that he is pretending to be “mad”.
In Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ophelia is treated as a marionette with her strings in the hands of the people around her; however, Kenneth Branagh portrays her as independent and innocent, ignoring Shakespeare's representation of her as feeble-minded through complete male dominance in her thoughts and actions, her indecisiveness,...