What are all of the symbolisms of the clothes that each character wears and at which part are these present?

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I know that for example, Ophelia is wearing a flowered skirt in one of the opening scenes which relates to the upcoming scene before her death where she hand flowers out. I also know that the character's clothes match the walls. I just want to know what other things like this exist.

-- Sarah W. (Sugar01@zdial.com), December 09, 2001


I've only seen the two-hour version since seeing the four-hour at the cinema when it came out. But in the two-hour at least, I think everybody has blue eyes except Fortinbras, though I can't remember what colour the gravediggers' are.

-- catherine england (catherine_england@hotmail.com), December 14, 2001.

Hamlet in particular wears black for most of the film, which portrays his melancholy and in my opinion his purgatory. At the end of the film he dresses in a white swordsman uniform and it is at this point he is ready to be recieved into heaven, having fairly completing his aims, which is to destroy Elsinor. He welcomes Fortinbras.

-- Elizabeth Hemmings (20049260@northampton.ac.uk), February 19, 2004.

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