In William Shakespeare 's Hamlet the question is often posed as to whether or not Hamlet truly loved Ophelia. The question is open to interpretation yet, through Hamlet 's actions throughout the course of the play it is evident that he truly loved her. Hamlet is a famously self absorbed character although when he is around Ophelia his true feelings of love are portrayed. Although, many can argue that Hamlet never truly loved Ophelia there were many instances throughout the play where Hamlet is ardently in love with her. Hamlet 's true love for Ophelia is first displayed in act three when Hamlet blatantly says “I did love you” ( III.i.126).
This can be seen through his actions toward her before he found out about his father’s death being a murder, pretending to be crazy simply to prove to the king and Polonius, and by his actions after Ophelia 's death. Because of Hamlet’s actions towards Ophelia in the very beginning of the play is one reason how it can be seen the Hamlet truly does love Ophelia. An example of this can be seen throughout act one of the play. When Ophelia is taking
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. Hamlet becomes so distressed he leaps into Ophelia 's grave.
He leaps into the grave and fights Laertes, only to confess his love for her afterwards. It is because of Ophelia that Laertes and Hamlet dislike each other. Ophelia’s death only added more fury to the final scene, in which Laertes and Hamlet fight in a fencing match. Ophelia is significant to The Tragedy of Hamlet because she was Hamlet 's lover and she also played a key role to Hamlet’s secret plan. Not only that but Polonius used her as bait to spy on Prince Hamlet.
But at the end you see that it payed off because Demetrius started liking Helena. Helena went through bad times with love just like Hermia even tho Hermia already had two guys that loved her in the beginning. What is Shakespeare saying about love through this play? In conclusion we figured out that he wanted Hermia and Helena to have love differences and issues. Both of them fought for their love, rejection, and decisions about their love.
Regan Garey ENG 432-0100 Dr. Cox 19 September 2016 Love and Madness in Hamlet Although Harold Walley did not pay much attention to Hamlet and Ophelia’s love story in his article titled “Shakespeare’s Conception of ‘Hamlet’” (1933), it is acknowledged that Hamlet “loved the lady Ophelia” and it was through this love that Hamlet “was nearly snared to his destruction” (Walley 784). An age-old question for Shakespearian scholars and audiences of Hamlet has been this: was the love between Hamlet and Ophelia true or was it feigned? Arguments can be made for both sides; Hamlet did, after all, request Ophelia to “get… to a nunnery” (3.1.21). I, however, believe Hamlet and Ophelia did love one another deeply. This love is mutual and runs deep, but it is never brought to fruition due to the choices made on each side; this is, perhaps, the largest tragedy of Hamlet.
Shakespeare’s theme about Romeo and Juliet is love. The message about love is that it is complicated. It is shown by Romeo trying to be with Rosaline and Juliet. Shakespeare shows love is complicated by Romeo and Rosaline. On page 909, “Ope her lap” Romeo wants to sleep with Rosalina.
After reading Hamlet, one is left with the feeling that perhaps Hamlet did love Ophelia, albeit in a strange and even bitter way, but he did. Furthermore; Laertes does not possess a valid source to refute Hamlet’s love for his sister other than the fact that they belong to different social spheres and that he might “deflower her” and then go marry someone that matches his riches. In act three, scene one is clear that Hamlet intent is to hurt Ophelia, he insults her and accuses her of being vain. As a result; there is a part in Hamlet’s dialogue with Polonius before the encounter with Ophelia that might tip the reader as to why Hamlet felt so angry toward Ophelia; “…the insults of arrogant men, the pangs of unrequited love, the inefficiency
Romeo is depressed about his hopeless love for Rosaline. Juliet is Romeo’s second love who is also part of the family that his family has an ancient rivalry with. Romeo’s different use of metaphors and diction when articulating his love for Rosaline and Juliet suggests that Romeo has a childish demeanor when it comes to love. An example of a difference between the ways that Romeo expresses his love for Rosaline versus
In act four Hamlet ‘pretended’ that he didnt love Ophelia because her dad and claudius were watching him. If Hamlet really loved Ophelia then he would not of acted like a douche bag and made Ophelia feel like she meant nothing to him. If he did have to say those things he said to her so he can stay with her he didn 't even bother to send her a letter and tell her why he said the things he said, instead he never contacted her again he just let it be. Hamlet could have been a man and confessed his love for her in front of them and just fight for her. Another way Hamlet shows he does not love Ophelia is is the fact he feels no harm in his killing of Ophelia dad.
In William Shakespeare 's play "The Tragedy of Hamlet" there are quite a few moments that raise questions as to whether Hamlet truly does love Ophelia or if he is just using her. At the start of the play, Hamlet is sending out mixed signals, one second he loves Ophelia then the next second he makes it seem as if he is just using her being rude to her and denying ever loving her. However, throughout the play it is proven that Hamlet is indeed truly in love with Ophelia after all. Hamlet 's love for Ophelia is shown in many ways throughout the play such as when they are alone together and greatly when Ophelia dies. Firstly, in act two scene two Polonius is speaking to Claudius and Gertrude about love note’s and poems wrote to his daughter Ophelia from Hamlet.