I love this act because is when Hamlet is in the grave and later on founds out that Ophelia was dead. This gives a great suspense to the play and makes the audience get more involved.
The death of Ophelia is significant because it shows a different situation from Hamlet's confrontation of his dilemma in his existence. Hamlet faces the betrayals of others where they use him for higher political status and the death of his father. While Ophelia got mistreated and heartbroken from Hamlet and has to bear with the truth of Hamlet killing her father. Hamlet decided ''to be'' while Ophelia chose ''not to be'', this could be interpreted as women are weaker than men or how different people deals with their own madness in this world.
Frizia, I found it interesting how you connected Ophelia's decision of "not to be" and Hamlet's decision "to be" as being interpreted in women being weaker than men. I never thought about that way.
this act is where the important decision of Hamlet gets into his actions that later on is going to take. Starting with Ophelia committing suicide, decides "no to be" giving peace to death. Hamlet choose "to be" a person that respects and honors his fathers death and the rule of the country.
In this act, the fact that Ophelia gave her life for the love of Hamlet shows a lot of weakness around the spirit of a woman in the story. Her death also represents the spread of sin from the King Claudius that at this last acts is given horrible actions and situations to each one of the characters.
This act shows Hamlets deep love for Ophelia and how enraged he feels to see how her brother almost mocks the feeling by throwing himself in the grave. As well, her death is caused by the action occurring between King Claudius and Hamlet in the means of saying that they will loose someone they love dearest to them.
I agree with Frizia Ramos, the way you explained this audio it makes anyone understand the relationship situation between Hamlet and Ophelia, for example when he disrespect Ophelia by saying "Nothing" symbolizing the word sex, making Ophelia feel very uncomfortable because she was the daughter of Polonuis and apparently, Ophelia had an unremarkable devotion for Hamlet. Therefore, she accepted the fact of her father death despite of Hamlet responsibility of Polonius assassination.
Ophelia couldn't handle her fathers death just like hamlet but Ophelia chose to loose her sanity while Hamlet almost but didn't give in. One after another how first Polonius then Ophelia died. Hamlet was at the grave and to his fate saw Ophelia lying dead. This scene made Hamlet think of his decisions.
Within this act Ophelia meets a recent set of Hamlets friends; death, despair and tragedy. Though these new "friends" pushed both of them around through the death of their fathers, it was only Ophelia who lost her humanity (Sanity) after the occurrence. Hamlet was obsessive, compulsive and lost, but these were all emotions that came through time; opposite to Ophelia who felt them all at once and therefore lost her sanity as a whole.
Jeez... Finally Hamlet is able to become the noble an he was supposed to be. So, in this chapter, revenge is taking place. Hamlet finally is able to get his thinking right and starts to take action to take revenge for his father's death. In here, Fortinbras, Hamlet, Claudius, and Gertude are killed while Laertes was attacking the kingdom. Once he gets to the king's palace, he finds all, except Horatio, dead. At this point Horatio assumes the role as to the witness and tells what happened, to Laertes who then honors Hamlet's death to which he is then remembered as the "King who wasn't the King"
I completely agree on your point Jorge. Yes, as described he does decide to finally take revenge. This is something that has at last come especially that previously Hamlet is described and also shown to be hesitant in his actions.
In this act it shows how Hamlet finally made his mind out and decided to take revenge over his father's dead after he saw Ophelia's dead body. Little did he know that Claudius was planning on murdering Hamlet to and poison the drink that was suppose to be drinked by Hamlet but instrad Gertrude drink it . All this made the act so unexpected and interesting. At the end everyone was dead except for horatio who was the witness of the events that happened.
So because Hamlet has seen that Ophelia was dead, he finally decided to take action. this definitely shows that Hamlet cares for her and I find this interesting because i did not expect this to happen. This outcome has made a big change in Hamlet as a character.
Ok so in this act because he finds out that Ophelia is dead that is the motivation that Hamlet needed to carry out his plan honor his father and seek revenge. This is the big turn in the play because this is the point where Hamlet changes as a person answering the question of "to be, or not to be"
This act is very important because the death of Ophelia was really unexpected and shocking and it also affected Hamlet in the view of helping him deside which choice to take , he finally desides to take revenge of his fathers death.