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Considering Ophelia and Gertrude as the only female characters in the play Hamlet. What is Shakespeare telling his audience about the status of women...

Considering Ophelia and Gertrude as the only female characters in the play Hamlet. What is Shakespeare telling his audience about the status of women through these characters? What clues do we get about their social positions as women? Use specific dialogue and examples from the play to demonstrate your arguments.

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The only two female characters in Hamlet are Gertrude, Hamlet’s mother, and Ophelia, his lover where questions of their... View the full answer

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