In the Shakespearean play, Hamlet, Ophelia is found drowned in a body of water. I believe she saw all of her opportunities in front of her but as the people around her (i.e. Polonius, Claudius, Hamlet) made choices she saw each outcome of her life disappear until her only fate was to take her own life.

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    How about 'fatalistic'?
    – Mamta D
    Commented Apr 3, 2015 at 6:22
  • Quitter, Surrendered, Fatalist, Hopeless, Resigned, Given up, Abandoned.. Commented Apr 3, 2015 at 7:00

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Resigned comes to mind:

Having accepted something unpleasant that one cannot do anything about.

Long-suffering might work too.


I would propose "despondent"

de·spond·ent dəˈspändənt/ adjective in low spirits from loss of hope or courage. synonyms: disheartened, discouraged, dispirited, downhearted, downcast, crestfallen, down, low, disconsolate, despairing, wretched...

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