Female Characters In Hamlet's Life

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The Character of Hamlet Compared to the Females in his Life Every character in the play Hamlet has a unique set of traits that show the reader the type of person that they are on the inside. Throughout the events of the play, these characters act in ways that can brand them as either a strong and just person, or disloyal and sinister. By displaying acts of reason, thought, and action, Hamlet can be characterized as a person of strength and honor. Some examples include his various soliloquies, analytical nature, and his decision to act when the time was right. Gertrude and Ophelia, who are two of the closest people to Hamlet, do not possess these traits and succumb to their weaknesses. For Gertrude, it is her sins of dishonesty and adultery that can indirectly seen as her paying for her actions when she drinks the chalice of poison. As for Ophelia, her weak emotional state affects her during the play and leads to her death. As a man of justice, Hamlet’s goal is to seek vengeance for the death of his father. An early example of this is during an appearance of the ghost in scene 1 where Hamlet says, “Haste me to know ’t, that I, with wings as …show more content…
So in return, actions speak a much greater amount and allow the reader to see what characters are naturally strong, and which characters will succumb to weakness. Hamlet demonstrates multiple times that his reasoning ability and his honor make him a great man. Gertrude and Ophelia unfortunately have a fatal weakness of desperation and ignorance which leads to their ultimate demise. The reader can relate to Hamlet, and see him as somebody who is honest and has integrity. Ophelia and Gertrude often receive a much less favorable opinion because of their lies and various antics throughout the play. This way of life for Hamlet makes him well respected by everyone and he leaves an honorable legacy for his name, and for his

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