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In my opinion I would say that Ophelia is just an innocent victim instead of being a heartless witch I believe this to be true because I believe she is just an innocent victim because she is being forced to act in a matter in which she does not want to act First her father forces to ignore Hamlet at all cause and to reject his letters but as you did command I did repel his letters and denied his access to me II iii 108-110 this proves that she did as her father told her to do even though she didnt want to do it Another reason for my belief is that her loved ones and others are manipulating her These people who are doing this is her brother Laertes and her father Polonius The way her brother is manipulating her is by giving her somewhat false information about Hamlet which give Ophelia to give second thoughts about Hamlet An example of this is in Act I Scene 3 where Laertes says Fear it Ophelia fear it my dear sister and keep you in the rear of your affection out of the shot and danger of desire I iii 33-35 Laertes seems to care about his sister and doesnt want her to get hurt but in reality back then in their time Laertes does not care much about his sister but instead care about his father and himself because in Shakespeares time a fathers son-in-law doesnt give much money to his father if his wife is not a virgin So it seems that Laertes is just looking out for his father and himself Ophelias father on the other hand is different He does care about his daughter but is very cautious about her actions with Hamlet He even goes so far as to force her daughter not to be in any contact with Hamlet He tells her I would notgive words or
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