Hamlet quotes about women

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'Frailty thy name is woman'- Hamlet
All women are weak- stereotypical view of people in this era
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'I shall obey my lord'- Ophelia and Gertrude
Lack of power from women
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'Did he receive you well?'- Gertrude
Shows her motherly and caring side
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'Madam I wish it may'- Ophelia to Gertrude
Shows hierarchy- Gertrude is socially above Ophelia
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'I was the more deceived'- Ophelia
Shows her lack of power as she is unable to voice her opinions
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'Oh heavenly powers, restore him'- Ophelia
Shows that she is dedicated to religion, like Hamlet
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'Enter Ophelia playing on a lute, and her hair down, singing'- Stage direction
The hair down is a symbol of her change- her madness
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Card 2

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'I shall obey my lord'- Ophelia and Gertrude

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Lack of power from women

Card 3

Front

'Did he receive you well?'- Gertrude

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

'Madam I wish it may'- Ophelia to Gertrude

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

'I was the more deceived'- Ophelia

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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