4umi William Shakespeare : Ophelia


In Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Ophelia is the daughter of the Lord Chamberlain, Polonius, sister of Laertes and lover or muse or something to Hamlet. For a while.

As Laertes returns from France, he learns the sad details surrounding the deaths of his good father and his beloved sister. Queen Gertrude chooses her words with such precision that Ophelia's fate becomes almost acceptable in act iv, scene 7:

Painting by W.G. Simmons, 1910.
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