Ophelia

Ophelia Reading Ophelia Author Lisa M Klein Capitalsoftworks.co.uk She Is Young, Beautiful, And Desperately In Love With A Man Who Cannot Return Her Affections Without Arousing Suspicion And So They Meet In Secret, Embracing In Stairwells And Castle Turrets, Murmuring Each Other S Names In Hushed Voices, Reaching Passionately For Each Other Under The Cover Of Darkness. Okay so I think my star rating needs some explaining I loved Part 1 and most of Part 2 If the book had stopped there I would have given this 3 4 stars Probably 4 But now, the book continues for another 100 pages of the most boring rambling Finding God story arch which doesn t so much arch as drivels along in a slow straight line.I thought the whole last third of the book was so bad, the entire story
I had wanted to be the author of my tale, not merely a player in Hamlet s drama or a pawn in the court s deadly game But what had I gained insteadSynopsis Do you know how hard it s been to be labeled insane for over 400 years , cries Hamlet to any disparaging soul willing to listen Hold my beer, mutters Ophelia Biblio Babble Feminist Shakespeare for the Win Despite the archaic times he lived in, Shakespeare s female characters, especially in his comedies, were known for their sharI had wanted to be the author of my tale, not merely a player in Hamlet s drama or a pawn in the court s deadly game But what had I gained insteadSynopsis Do you know how hard it s been to be labeled insane for over 400 years , cries Hamlet to any disparaging soul willing to listen Hold my beer, mutters Ophelia Biblio Babble Feminist Shakespeare for the Win Despite the archaic times he lived in, Shakespeare s female characters, especially in his comedies, were known for their sharp wit, fierce intelligence, and even sharper minds However, Ophelia is not one of those characters She may be Hamlet s beloved, b
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I realize the author mostly wrote this for herself, intrigued with the idea that there might have beento Hamlet than meets the eye It s an interesting concept to think Ophelia might have been faking her insanity and even her death, but I didn t like what the author did with it.Of course, as with many modern novels set in olden times, the author felt the need to drive home the point that Ophelia was a tomboy I guess many female authors put this trait to their girl characters thinking it l I realize the author mostly wrote this for herself, intrigued with the idea that there might have beento Hamlet than meets the eye It s an interesting concept to think Ophelia might have been faking her insanity and even her dea
To be completely honest, I m perplexed as to why people were unimpressed Shakespeare is hard to do, and I think for what it was, she did an amazing job No, it wasn t perfect But I think that even attempting a project like this is ambitious, and I think she kind of nailed it, to be frank.It was sculpted wonderfully, had many different emotions coursing through the pages, and left you thinking by the end Those are three very positive things, and I was impressed It may have been short, but the To be completely honest, I m perplexed as to why people were unimpressed Shakespeare is hard to do, and I think for what it was, she did an amazing job No, it wasn t perfect But I think that even attempting a project like this is ambitious, and I think she kind of nailed it, to be frank.It was sculpted wonderfully, had many different emotions coursing
Yeahthey do stuff Was good till that point I can see the writer s reasoning for putting that section in there, but I thought it ruined the story. I think this idea is fabulous I played Hamlet, myself, in an all female production and was really interested in hearing different ideas about what went on between Ophelia and Hamlet as my Ophelia and I played with those ideas on stage A look into Ophelia s mentality throughout the process of the play also interested me greatly.That said, I think this book is terrible The author s patching bits of the original, Shakespearean text into scenes that aren t in the play and then using dialogue that I think this idea is fabulous I played Hamlet, myself, in an all female production and was really interested in hearing different ideas about what went on between Ophelia and Hamlet as my Ophelia and I played with those ideas on stage A look into Ophelia s mentality throughout the process of the play also interested me greatly.That said, I think this book is terrible The author s patching bits of the original, Shakespearean text into scenes that aren t in the play and then using dialogue that is obviously trying to sound like early modern English but doesn t in scenes that ARE in the play really bugged me I understand wanting to make the play s scenesaccessible to a modern audience and I applaud any effort to do so, but Klein s use of the
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I love this book William Shakespeare out does himself in this love tale gone tragic Ophelia a motherless girl who finds herself soon living in the castle ruled by Queen Gertrude She works for her as a honorable lady and soon meets Hamlet and they fall in love They have to keep their love in secret because Hamlet is the Prince of Denmark and Ophelia is working for the queen and is not of power The Queen was nice and caring of Ophelia and did not want to disappoint her The love between Ophel I love this book William Shakespeare out does himself in this love tale gone tragic Ophelia a motherless girl who finds herself soon living in the castle ruled by Queen Gertrude She works for her as a honorable lady and soon meets Hamlet and th
Seriously, this is Hamlet fanfic, with Ophelia Horatio as the OTP.I can t help but compare this unfavorably to Ursula K LeGuin s Lavinia Both examine a famous male dominated text from the perspective of the extremely marginalized love interest But LeGuin brilliantly turns the story on its head Her Lavinia has a strong enough voice of her own to really bring a new perspective to the Aeneid I felt like the original gained new depths as a result Ophelia, on the other hand, is a pale shadow Seriously, this is Hamlet fanfic, with Ophelia Horatio as the OTP.I can t help but compare this unfavorably to Ursula K LeGuin s Lavinia Both examine a famous male dominated text from the perspective of the extremely marginalized love interest But LeGuin brilliantly turns the story on its head Her Lavinia has a strong enough voice of her own to really bring a new perspective to the Aeneid I felt like the original gained new depths as a result Ophelia, on the other hand, is a pale shadow
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here At first this book made me really mad But I don t think you should snub this book completely If you call yourself a Shakespeare connoisseur, then you should just take this as it is and enjoy it.There have got to be a million different retellings of Hamlet Different interpretations especially on film, whether its the straight Shakespearean story or something like the Tale of Edgar Sawtelle I decided ultimately to enjoy this as a retelling Lisa Klein knows she is not Shakespeare I was glad t At first this book made me really mad But I don t think you should snub this book completely If you call yourself a Shakespeare connoisseur, then you should just take this as it
2.75 stars