Hamlet's Attitude Towards Women Analytical Essay by cee-cee

Hamlet's Attitude Towards Women
This paper discusses the character Hamlet's attitude towards women in William Shakespeare's play "Hamlet".
# 114665 | 1,138 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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In this article, the writer notes that many critics have commented on Hamlet's seemingly strange and often overtly aggressive attitude towards characters like Ophelia. However, the writer maintains that understanding Hamlet's view of women requires a thorough understanding of the central themes of the play and cannot be seen in isolation from the larger issues that drive his actions. In essence, Hamlet's view of women is driven by the father's murder that is linked to his mother's untimely marriage to his Uncle. The writer discusses that the female characters in the play are, to a large extent, the driving force and the impetus behind the tragedy of the main character. The writer concludes that what should also not be forgotten is the underlying philosophical aspect and the view that the world is without meaning, which also influences Hamlet's view of women.

Gertrude and Ophelia

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bradley A. C. Shakespearean Tragedy. London: Macmillan, 1937.
  • Bradley, A. C. Shakespearean Tragedy Lectures on Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth. 2nd ed. London: Macmillan, 1905.
  • Johnston I. Essays and Arguments, Section Three. March 5, 2008. <http://www.mala.bc.ca/~johnstoi/arguments/argument3.htm>
  • Walker, Roy. The Time Is out of Joint: A Study of Hamlet. London: Andrew Dakers, 1948. Questia. 8 Mar. 2008 <http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=12302185>.

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