If you were to compare Ophelia from Hamlet to an animal in symbolic form, which animal would it be ?

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This is tough.  I think that I would compare Ophelia to a stray, discarded, and weakened cat or dog.  The most overwhelming comparison lies in the uncared for nature of each.  The stray animal is usually wounded in some respect, and Ophelia meets this prerequisite, and then some.  At the same time, the stray is craving for...

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