Gertrude and Ophelia
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The depiction of women in William Shakespeare's tragedy 'Hamlet' is the subject of this essay. It is found that both Gertrude and Ophelia are more complex than they seem at first. There is more to Gertrude than being a loving mother, and more to Ophelia than being a dutiful daughter and sister. This complexity make them interesting.
From the Paper:"To paraphrase Hamlet in Shakespeare's tragedy of that name instead saying 'Frailty thy name is woman' he might have said 'Frailty thy name is human being.' While Orphelia's stereotypical feminine frailty can be implied from her mental unraveling at the death of her father Polonius by the hand of Hamlet, the man she loves, none of the major male roles in the play can escape its meaning either if we consider its connotation of weakness, especially as it refers to character Hamlet wants..."
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