Ophelia

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© Jadranka Lacković
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"Whereas for Hamlet madness is metaphysical, linked with culture, for Ophelia it is a product of the female body and female nature. . . . Ophelia's virginal and vacant white is contrasted with Hamlet's scholar's garb, his 'suits of solemn black.' Her flowers suggest the discordant double images of female sexuality as both innocent blossoming and whorish contamination; she is the 'green girl' of pastoral, the virginal 'Rose of May' and the sexually explicit madwoman who, in giving away her wild flowers and herbs, is symbolically deflowering herself. . . . The mad Ophelia's bawdy songs and verbal license, while they give her access to 'an entirely different range of experience' from what she is allowed as the dutiful daughter, seem to be her one sanctioned form of self-assertion as a woman, quickly followed, as if in retribution, by her death." (Elaine Showalter, "Representing Ophelia")

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Info: Canon eos 3000N. color film iso200. Multiple exposure. Negative scan.

5 responses

  • Enric Catala

    Enric Catala said (17 Jul 2009):

    Jadranka this is a strong image, really nice piece of work!

  • Alicia Bernal

    Alicia Bernal said (21 Jul 2009):

    her photographs have a style so unique, they seem to be as beautiful literary compositions by themselves...

  • Bostjan Kosir

    Bostjan Kosir gave props (21 Jul 2009):

    Amazing work! Bravo!

  • Cathy Carbonaro

    Cathy Carbonaro (Deleted) gave props (25 Jan 2010):

    Stunning image !

  • iseebeauty

    iseebeauty (Deleted) said (6 May 2010):

    amazing

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