Ophelia is a beautiful and simple-minded woman, easily molded by the more powerful opinions and desires of others. The thoughts of her father and her brother influenced her the most. The love letters from Hamlet also swayed her opinions and confused her mind. Ophelia wasn’t able to realize herself because of all the pressures exerted on her to be something she’s not. That weakness of mind and will, which permitted her obedience to her father and thus destroyed her hope for Hamlet’s love, finally resulted in her insanity and death. Waterhouse painted a number of paintings of Ophelia, and we chose this one for its vibrancy of color and magnificent expressiveness. Measures 11″ x 18″ on 14, 16 or 18 mesh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. We are partial to silk threads, and will be happy to add all the appropriate colors to your canvas purchase. Please indicate your mesh preference in the note section at checkout. Please contact us if you would like for us to add silk threads to the canvas. This is the smallest of three sizes.