Hamlet, Hedda Gabler, And Metamorphosis Essay

843 Words May 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Hamlet, Hedda Gabler, and Metamorphosis are all pieces of writing in which female characters have great influence towards the central protagonist and the decisions that they make. In the writing these women also help shape the outcome of. Ophelia and Gertrude from Hamlet, Thea Elvsted from Hedda Gabler, and Grete from Metamorphosis are examples of women who even though were limited to their opportunities based on the time period were able to have an impact on the central character and the theme of the story whether for the good or bad of it. Gertrude and Ophelia are two women who with their actions completely changed Hamlet’s feelings toward women. Hamlet was written by William Shakespeare in 1603 depicts a depressed prince Hamlet who is experiencing the death of his father Hamlet senior. With this recent death prince Hamlet also has to deal with the marriage of his mother Gertrude and Uncle Claudius “O God! A beast that wants discourse of reason Would have mourned longer, married with my uncle, My father’s brother, but no more like my father… It is not, nor it cannot come to good: But break, my heart, for I must hold my tongue!” (Act 1, scene 2, lines 150-153, 158-159). In this first soliloquy Hamlet is able to express his feelings on regards to his mother’s marriage. His feelings toward this event are dark and it is evident that he is suffering and it has confused and saddened to a point that he cannot seem to understand why his mother had to get married so soon and…

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