Rosewater Ch 2: Eliot pulls a Hamlet

Eliot writes to Sylvia as though he is Hamlet and she is Ophelia from Shakespeare’s play. Research the play on the internet and comment on the use of this allusion by Vonnegut.  Watch this SparkNotes video to familiarise yourself with the plot.

What aspects of the play’s themes and characters are being referenced here in the story of Eliot and Sylvia?

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