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Today women have many rights We can vote work and even voice our own opinions In the past women were seen as mothers and housekeepers always taught to respect listen and serve there husbands or the man of the house In those days this was considered normal therefore women had no choice but to obey and do as they were told In Hamlet Shakespeare portrays a similar relationship between women and men He allows men to hold the higher position in the causing them to treat women as lesser people and believed that women should listen to them and do as they were told Ophelia a young women in Hamlet she represents how women are treated Ophelia obeys several different men in the play One of the men is Hamlet Ophelia is sixteen much younger than Hamlet Hamlet is twenty one and in college The Maturity of each persons mind depends on there age Ophelia is a woman who has been taught to believe and listen to men such as her father When she is now faced with wether to believe Hamlet or doubt his love for she once again she disregards her feelings and trusts Hamlet Hamlet pursued Ophelia he saw a young women whome he could satisfy him self with In the play Hamlet does not court ophelia the only place they are together is in Ophelias bedroom He hath my lord of late made tenders Of his affection to mepg 17 line 99 Hamlet visits her bedroom at night and makes love to her Ophelia believes this a relationship but is too young to know what a real relationship is Hamlet writes her letters to make her believe that letters are a representation of Love Ophelia did not refuse Hamlet everything that Hamlet wanted from Ophelia he got She stops thinking for herself and allows men to think for her Ophelia allows Hamlet to make love to her because Hamlet wants to
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