Answering Exams

What does Elaine Showalter argue about gender in terms of representations of the character of Ophelia in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet ?

What does Elaine Showalter argue about gender in terms of representations of the character of Ophelia in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet ?

A. It is nearly impossible to represent women as anything other than mad in patriarchal discourses.
B. Feminist critics need to re-appropriate Ophelia for their own purposes.
C. Women’s tragedies tend to be subordinated to those of men.
D. All of the above (Correct)

 

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