This piece is an illustration of the death of Shakespeare’s Ophelia. In the play, feminine Ophelia is constantly treated as a pitiful character. Under the patriarchy, Ophelia is given no opportunity to make her own decisions. Many critics and readers of the work often categorize Ophelia as ‘weak’ and ‘pitiful,’ contributing to the erasure of her experiences and identity. It seems as if any woman who is feminine will automatically be simplified to ‘passive’ and ‘fragile,’ and this mindset can very easily contribute to the erasure, or the ‘drowning’ of women and their experiences.