She is a young noblewoman of Denmark , the daughter of Polonius , sister of Laertes and potential wife of Prince Hamlet , who, due to Hamlet's actions, ends up in a state of madness that ultimately leads to her drowning. Like most characters in Hamlet , Ophelia's name is not Danish. In Ophelia's first speaking appearance in the play,  she is seen with her brother, Laertes, who is leaving for France. Laertes warns her that Hamlet, the heir to the throne of Denmark , does not have the freedom to marry whomever he wants.
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Ophelia is a tragic figure in a tragic play. First loved, then spurned by Hamlet, she goes mad and drowns in the river, though we do not know whether by accident or intention. In this story, neither she nor the Danish prince she loves waste time worrying about whether to be or not to be. She is fully alive in every moment and ready to act to protect herself or those she loves. An Elizabethan wit could take a word, toss it up into the air and make it do a triple gainer on the way back down. As a young girl Ophelia is first mistaken for a boy because her widowed father Polonius Dominic Mafham is not able to give her the care she needs. But she never loses her independent spirit, which makes her a favorite of the queen — at first. When Hamlet returns to find that his father is dead and his uncle has claimed the throne, she becomes a threat, especially when she and Hamlet are aligned. There are parallels, and mirrored dualities throughout, and it is not only Ophelia whose character is made more vivid and complex.
Ophelia is a British-American romantic drama film directed by Claire McCarthy and written by Semi Chellas about the character of the same name from William Shakespeare 's play Hamlet. Based on the novel by Lisa Klein , the film follows the story of Hamlet from Ophelia's perspective. Critical reception was mixed, although Ridley's performance received acclaim. As the film begins, the mischievous, headstrong child Ophelia, low-born daughter of Polonius, a court fool, is brought to the royal court of Denmark by her father. At court, she catches the attention of Queen Gertrude Watts , who offers her widower father the chance to have Ophelia become one of her ladies-in-waiting, to improve her education and deportment. As Ophelia grows older, she is mocked behind her back by the older ladies, but consoled by the continued favor of Gertrude. Meanwhile, Gertrude has an affair with Claudius Owen , the brother of her husband, the king.
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