Ophelia, young noblewoman of Denmark


Freo Today. 11 February 2023. Ophelia leaving South Mole at 10.15hrs today, heading to Port Klang, Malaysia. Ophelia, of course, is also a character in William Shakespeare’s drama Hamlet (1599–1601). She is a young noblewoman of Denmark, and potential wife of Prince Hamlet, who, due to Hamlet’s actions, ends up in a state of madness that ultimately leads to her drowning. (Probably as well she’s left Port before Valentine’s Day.) Great snap by Jean Hudson.