Throughout Ophelia’s parts in the play, she never truly has a part that is just Ophelia.She goes from the control of her father, to the lover abiding by Hamlet, to the mirror image of Hamlet.On one hand, Ophelia is in complete duress from loosing the main male figure in her life and feels completely alone.
A statement like such can only, at the very least, aggravate a woman who does not fit the stereotypical female.
This is defined as one who is acquiescent and dependent of men.
A standard man would be accepting of and/or ignorant to gender-related inequities; on the contrary, one who has put some deliberation into such, may acknowledge the existence when ever directly present.
Readers who fit the stereotypical man or woman would pay no heed to the naming, behavior and representation of women in William Shakespeare's Hamlet, nor to any text.
Hamlet Through A Feminist Lens Hamlet can be viewed through a feminist lens by focusing on Ophelia and Gertrude and how various other male characters treat them.
Ophelia and Gertrude are dismissed as characters through the entire play because they are women.
” Gertrude’s quick remarriage pays tribute to her dependence on a man.
Gertrude could not last even two months with out a man at her side.
Because Hamlet is the main character and a male, it would be rather unorthodox for a female character of non-stereotypical traits to share the spotlight or even as any significant character.
The women used in this play are portrayed as mere accessories, only working to worsen the conditions of the main male character's situation; therefore, causing the readers to sympathize or agree with him.