What does Ophelia tell her father?

Ophelia tells her father exactly what Hamlet expected she would tell him. Hamlet is using Ophelia; he wants King Claudius to start being nervous about him, and he knows that if he acts weird to his girlfriend, Ophelia, she will tell her father, Polonius.

What makes Hamlet a tragic hero?

In Hamlet, Shakespeare uses the tragedies and deaths to make the play a tragedy; Hamlet is a tragic hero because he is a person of high rank who violated a law, and he poses a threat to society and causes suffering to others through violating the law, which are all characteristics of a tragic hero.

Why does Hamlet ignore his friends and fight to follow the ghost?

He is not sure it is his father or an evil spirit that was sent to damn him. Why doesn’t Horatio want Hamlet to follow the Ghost? He is afraid that either the ghost will either harm or kill Hamlet. He makes them swear that they will keep secret the incident with the ghost; He is plotting revenge against Claudius.

How is Ophelia innocent in Hamlet?

Ophelia is regarded as innocent because she is perhaps (for a one of the more central characters in the play) the least involved in the disastrous affairs of Hamlet and Claudius, and is seen as someone who does not wish any harm upon anybody.

Is Hamlet a tragic hero Why or why not?

Hamlet has several flaws, like a tragic hero, but he is not characterized as excellent by any means. Although Hamlet has the potential to be a tragic hero, his fellow characters in the play corrupt him and cause him to become evil, therefore rendering him unfit for the title of “tragic hero”.

What does Ophelia report to her father about Hamlet’s behavior?

Ophelia tells Polonius that in her most recent meeting with Hamlet, Hamlet was disheveled, erratic and “held her hard.” Hamlet is acting out his frustration on Ophelia as representing all women because Hamlet is so disgusted with his mother’s ‘quick marriage’ to Claudius.

How is Ophelia a victim?

Ophelia is portrayed as an innocent victim in the play due to the specific attributes that she has. For instance everyone tries to coerce her into doing things that she may not wish to do by herself. Later in Act 3 we are shown how Ophelia is used by others because of her innocence.

What does Hamlet make the guards swear to ignore?

Amid the spectral atmosphere, Hamlet obliges his friend Horatio and the guards to maintain silence about the ghost because he does not want any knowledge of its appearance to reach anyone in the court of Claudius; in addition, Hamlet does not know at this point if the ghost is honest with him.

Why does Ophelia see her father in Hamlet?

Why does Ophelia come to see her father in the middle of ACT II, SCENE 1? Ophelia and Polonius take this to mean that Hamlet is insane, gone mad because she rejected her love. You just studied 8 terms!

How is Hamlet not a tragic hero?

Hamlet is not a tragic hero; he is one of the “winners” of the play because he achieves all his goals: he fulfills his father’s requests to send Claudius to hell and leave Gertrude alone, commissions someone to tell his story, leaves the kingdom in capable hands, and dies.

What are possible motives for Hamlet’s behavior?

Hamlet is well into his plan of acting “crazy”. He wants to look unbalanced or put on an “antic disposition”, at the expense of Ophelia in this case, so he can carry out his rather convoluted plan to avenge his father’s death.