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Hamlet To be betrayed by ones own kin is unforgivable and one must get revenge Blaser In William Shakespeares Hamlet and the theme of betrayals is most apparent One betrayal causes an entire family to fall Betrayal in hamlet is as thick as the fog on the coast of Denmark but it eventually clears up three characters portray forms of betrayal Ophelia Gertrude and Hamlet himself shows the means of betrayal The men in Ophelias life betray her which leads to her death Polonius I have a daughter have while she is mine Who in her duty and obedience mark Hath given me thisAct 2 Scene 2 Line 106 Polonius forces his daughter to give him the love letters which Hamlet sent her Which makes Hamlet think she betrayed him But in reality Polonius betrays his daughter by making her give him Hamlets words and thoughts of love Hamlet I loved you notAct 3 Scene 1 line 120 Hamlet leads Ophelia to believe that he had never loved her when in reality he did love her He covers up his feelings for her and acts like he hates her but he shows his love for her after her death Doctor As we have warranty Her death was doubtfulact 5 Scene 1 line 230 The priest believes that she committed suicide and that she should not receive the proper burial rights The death of her father and Hamlet leaving was too much for Ophelias heart and she went mad not knowing what to do when she slipped into the brook she drowned My thoughts are that she did not commit suicide but I would of if I was in her position Betrayal is apparent also in Gertrude life she was betrayed and she also betrayed the men in her life Gertrude marries Claudius act 2 Scene 1 The widowed queen marries Claudius her dead husbands brother When she married him she did
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