Parenting in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet Parenting requires selflessness, trust, and humility. These are qualities that Polonius, the father of Laertes and Ophelia, lacks. He uses his children for his own selfish reasons knowing the detrimental effects it will have on them. Furthermore, he is hypocritical because he gives them advice that he does not follow himself. Worst of all, Polonius does not trust his children, but his suspicions never have solid grounds for the actions he takes.
Forgettable Heros In the Shakespeare 's play Hamlet Polonius is the tragic hero. Hamlet 's describes a person “who was in life a foolish prating knave.”(Shakespeare 3.4.338) In the eyes of the reader what Polonius is doing is foolish. However, his foolishness does not take away the virtues in Polonius actions. In fact, it compounds the tragedy in his story. Hamlet on the other hand is the main antagonist of the story and causes all of the calamities.
A third and more important message to be taken from this section of the play encourages self control. Polonius would have lived he had stayed calm. Hamlet caught Polonius when Polonius decided to randomly repeat what the Queen said. Polonius could have avoided that fate in other ways as well. He could have left Hamlet alone.
Polonius did not approved any kind of affection between Hamlet and Ophelia. In his eyes, Hamlet is an unfaithful man, whose words are panderers. According to him, Ophelia deserves someone better. Based on his beliefs, he asked Ophelia to deny Hamlet’s love. This decision began to create a sense of uncertainty, between Hamlet and Ophelia.
Hamlet is not a solid character with a clear path to achieve his goal. The irony; Hamlet as prince of Denmark has power to make his decisions but fails by contrast the women presumably the people with the least power make powerful decisions. A basic reading of Hamlet would look like this: Claudius has and abuses his power, Hamlet has power, but mostly choose not to use it, Polonius has less power than he imagines
He just wanted to become the best of the best king he could be. But that wasn’t going to happen because of her stepfather that had murdered hamlet's father. For the Hammond play the relationship between parents and their children are extremely important to the plot of hamlet. Laertes and Ophelia and hamlet are the result of bad parenting. Hamlet is very stunned by the marriage of his mom mother and uncle Claudius which puts a great strain on the relationship also catching shows a lack of willingness to understand how much pain no matter what though Hamlet has no intention to harm his mother and only urge her to leave Claudius.
In this case, Polonius is using Ophelia to set up Hamlet and secretly listen to their conversation. This is an important quote as he is trying to express to Polonius that Hamlet knows what he is doing with Ophelia and that he should be a better father to Ophelia. Yet as the readers know Polonius ignores this which eventually leads him to his own
Easily to win over for anything yet you love him, then you need to support him stop obeying orders. In addition, Polonius tells her to stop talking and hanging out with Hamlet and instead of standing up for what you want you decide to listen. Which shows that Ophelia would rather listen to her father then protect the person she say she loves Hamlet explains your love for hamlet didn't exist only when you wanted it to. Anybody that loves there mate would go through a great deal of trouble just to see them, she just obeyed and didn't bother to make a connect with Hamlet. Meanwhile, when Polonius and the king think Hamlet does not know he is being spied on but he do that's why Hamlet acts out the way he did to Ophelia.
Hamlet finds out that this was a setup of Claudius and Polonius to spy on him, so they can find out if he is truly mad. All of Hamlet’s comments towards Ophelia suggest that he feels betrayed. Hamlet and Ophelia showed each other true love but both were mad after their fathers’ deaths. Hamlet was acting mad to have revenge while Ophelia was truly mad. During Ophelia’s funeral, Hamlet stated “I loved Ophelia; forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum”, expressing his true feelings towards her.