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Essay heading: The Causes of Ophelia's Breakdown
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Issue: Shakespeare
Written by: Nicole
Date added: July 1, 2009
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He grabbed her by the wrist firmly and let out a boisterous sigh then stroked her face without saying a single word the entire time. She declared that he suffered of madness. Polonius believed that Hamlet was mad for Opheliaís love. Out of concern for his daughter, Polonius had consulted the King about Hamletís bizarre behavior...
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Out of concern for his daughter, Polonius had consulted the King about Hamletís bizarre behavior. Later on in Act III, while everyone was waiting for Hamletís play to begin, he sat down right next to Ophelia then made several sexual remarks to her, even further contributing to his mad behavior. Ophelia had drowned shortly after discovering that her father was murdered by the person she loved, Hamlet, which was definitely a factor which caused her insanity, leading to her death...
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