I would tell Hamlet to acknowledge the love he had for Ophelia and make it known to her because it would have greatly diminished tension between himself and many of the other characters. I believe that he truly did love Ophelia. Hamlet confesses this when he proclaims at her funeral, “ I loved Ophelia; forty thousand brothers/ Could not with all their quantity of love/ make up my sum. What wilt thou do for her?” (V.i.236-238) The use of the comparison to the brothers enforces the genuine tone of Hamlets profession. Although Hamlet does finally voice his feelings for Ophelia, he is too late. I hypothesize he procrastinated because he was afraid of what the outcome would be. This issue would have been resolved if Hamlet had gotten his revenge on Claudius instead of overthinking the process to the point of his self disgust, he would have been able to reveal the truth …show more content…
Additionally, Hamlet has shown to be quite an immature boy and, for lack of a more articulate phrase, I would tell him to grow up. He conveys this personality through the question, “Are you fair?” (II.i.105) When questioning her virginity his adolescent personality rises to the surface. Another reason I would tell Hamlet to mature is because I was frustrated with the pace of the relationship. While acting insane was likely to protect Ophelia, his actions wounded her instead. Personally, I am a tremendously curious person and always find myself trying to determine the true meaning of an issue, even if it turns out to be convoluted and vague in nature, I crave explanations. As a result, if I found myself looking at the situation from Ophelia’s perspective, I too would lose sense of my sanity. She goes through life with no knowledge of the extent of Hamlet’s affections and never receives clarifications for his behavior. If Hamlet could have clarified and articulated his feelings of love for Ophelia, she would have been relieved of much
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Hamlet was giving his loyalty to Ophelia. If this continued it would 've ended badly for Hamlet because she was giving her loyalty to her father. Ophelia was trying to set Hamlet up because her father asked him to. “POLONIUS: […] (to OPHELIA) Read on this book That show of such an exercise may color Your loneliness.—We are oft to blame in this, 'Tis too much proved, that with devotion’s visage And pious action we do sugar o '
That’s why some may say he was not in love with her, but in reality, he was trying to distance himself to protect her from getting hurt! Hamlet also tells Ophelia to not doubt his love for her! Hamlet knows that a bunch of stuff is about to happen, so he tells her this as
When Ophelia returns all his letters and gifts he tells her that he has never loved her and that she should “get thyself to a nunnery.” This is one example how his mood changes throughout the play. Then after all this her father, Polinous, is murdered by Hamlet. The Hamlet is sent away to England All of these actions result in her feeling such stress that she becomes insane in the end.
Hamlet once again fails to understand that Ophelia much like himself is only trying to stay loyal to her father, much like what he is doing himself. In addition, Hamlet blames woman for giving birth to such evil and deceiving men like Claudius and himself. When he was talking to Ophelia he told her "Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest, but yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better
Furthermore, Ophelia is not royalty, so she is below Hamlet’s socioeconomic status, causing their relations to be all the more so scandalous in the eyes of the public. Clearly, Hamlet has no control over his emotions or patience pertaining to his willpower to wait to see if Claudius is truly guilty for his father’s death, regardless of if the play will be beginning shortly. Moreover, Hamlet refrains from taking a course of action that would be better suited to proving Claudius’s guilt, such as researching where he was at the time of the murder and finding any possible witnesses. On the other hand, this is understandable considering how it should be rather difficult for Hamlet to refrain from expressing his mental/emotional pain to some degree considering how these tribulations nearly drive him to
Ophelia is grieving the loss of her father after Hamlet kills him. Ophelia doesn't know that Hamlet killed her father. But Ophelia has gone mad from learning about her father's death. Also, after Hamlet telling Ophelia that she needs to go to a nunnery, Ophelia is a little bit discouraged. She is discouraged because Hamlet had told her before that if Ophelia would sleep with him that they would get married.
Ophelia goes mad throughout the story. She is overwhelmed by the loss of her father and the rejection of Hamlet. Her character is seen spiraling down a dark path that also ends in death. Ophelia is depicted as not having control over her actions; speaking and acting erratically. While Hamlet is speaking erratically and behaving oddly, he still maintains control over his actions and movement throughout the story.
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. Ophelia’s betrayal and lies to Hamlet in Act 3 deeply hurt his feelings causing Hamlet to hate
Hamlet repeatedly acknowledges his faults, most precisely to her. In conversation, he tells Ophelia how he is guilty of such terrible things that he shouldn’t have been born, and that he proud, revengeful, and ambitious (3.1.132-135). Hamlet is fully telling her his faults and that, while being scathing towards her, he is no better. Even after her death, he continues to express his flaws around her presence. This is seen at her funeral, for which he says to her brother, Laertes, “For though I am splenitive and rash, I have in me something dangerous, which let thy wisdom fear,” (5.1.275-276).
Hamlet does not value Ophelia 's feelings he belittles her. In Hamlets defense this is the way he was brought up to treat women, during that time this was a common way to treat a women. Even though in today 's society it is not at all ok to treat women with such disrespect. He also likes for everything to go as planned and this may result in why he can not have a stable relationship with a woman. This also causes him to have many stumbling blocks in his life that causes some emotional pain
Hamlet has not only become distraught from his conniving and lying stepfather but also his mother, Queen Gertrude as well. The unfaithfulness that Gertrude shows to Hamlet’s father and Hamlet has a toll on him and plays a part in his insanity. The facade that Hamlet displays slowly leads to his insanity, causing him to show mistreated love towards Ophelia. In the beginning of the play, Ophelia displays a very honest
Ophelia’s character went through quite a large transformation. In the play her father tells her that she is to stay away from Hamlet and she readily agrees. In the movie Ophelia doesn’t disagree with her father but she also doesn’t agree just to please him. This shows that Ophelia isn’t easily persuaded, even by her own father. Despite her father’s warning about Hamlet, Ophelia met with him in secret at her apartment until her father found out.
In conclusion, it can be proven that Hamlet truly does love Ophelia. He pretends he isn’t in love with her kind of like in real life. Sometimes people pretend they not care for the people they really care for the most, just like Hamlet did to
Despite all the reasons throughout the play to show that Hamlet did not in fact love Ophelia, I believe he may have loved her in some sense. Hamlet may or may not have been hopelessly in love with Ophelia but he definitely felt some sort of love for her. Evidence of his love for her is shown massively by how he responds to learning of about her unfortunate death. In Act V, it is revealed that Ophelia had drowned herself, later in the act, Hamlet discovers the truth.