Hamlet's Relationship Between Hamlet And Ophelia

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“The observed and I, of ladies most deject and wretched, that sucked the honey of his music vows, now see that noble and most sovereign reason, like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh; that unmatched form and feature of blown youth blasted with ecstasy; o woe is me, to have seen what I have seen, see what I see!” (2671-2672). The general love and relationship that was administered between Prince Hamlet and Ophelia were not only complicated but problematic. Throughout the play, the reader gains a deeper insight into their overall involvement and what lead to the total turmoil of their love. Arguably, it might be perceived by the reader if Prince Hamlet even loved Ophelia or if she was only a part of his mind games. Furthermore, the heightened debate of their relationship can be strengthened either way by numerous opinions, but I believe far in Prince Hamlet’s twisted mind he cherished and loved Ophelia.

Throughout the play of Hamlet, there is an emerging of events that occur within Ophelia. She believed she would marry Prince Hamlet even though her father and brother advised her to stay away from him because they knew she was not worthy and that Prince Hamlet would only a predicament in her life. Laertes stated, “Hamlet might love you now, he is subject to his birth” (2640). Her brother also told her before he left for school, “Fear it, Ophelia; fear it, my dear sister, and keep you in the rear of your affection, out of the shot and danger of desire. The chariest maid is prodigal enough, if she unmask her beauty to the moon. Virtue itself 'scapes not calumnious strokes. The canker galls the infants of the spring too oft before their buttons be disclosed, and in the morn and liquid dew of youth, contagious blastments are most imminent. Be wary then, best safety lies in fear. Youth to itself rebels, though none else near” (2640-2641). During Laertes speech to Ophelia, he instructed her not to give herself away to Prince Hamlet because no one would seek her anymore, as she would be viewed as used goods. The reader can sense a form of foreshadowing in the play with the domination of men in Ophelia’s life affecting how she handled her various situations with Prince Hamlet. Later, Ophelia is indeed worked by
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