Brody S, Ben B, Julie d, Eric H, Stefan B
In Act 2, Scene 2, females are depicted as objects that can be used for males’ own personal gain. For example, Polonius offers to Claudius his own daughter to spy on Hamlet, without taking any consideration for Ophelia’s feelings and how she might react to this assignment. This demonstrates that women do not hold the power in the society in the play. Furthermore, women do not seem to reject the societal view of women – they accept it. This is shown later on as Ophelia obediently obeys his father and spies on Hamlet.
Do you have a quotation (or two) to support this belief?
Students in ENG 4UI.