The Tragedy Of Hamlet By William Shakespeare

1142 Words May 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
The tragedy of Hamlet was an inordinately fascinating play with many profoundly intriguing characters that did a great many heroic and disappointing things despite the intricacy and arduousness to understand the true personality William Shakespeare intended for each.
"At the beginning of the play, as Hamlet has decided to pretend madness, he pretends he does not love Ophelia anymore, he even rejects her and insults her (Act 3, scene 1). This, of course, means that he has been in love with her before, has let her think that she was loved. Her pain is then all the more intense. Why has he chosen to feign indifference towards her, to reject her, to deny that he loves her? Why does he repeat "To a nunnery, go". There were many other possible ways of feigning madness. What is important at that stage in the play is that Hamlet doesn 't know what he 's going to do yet. His meeting with Ophelia immediately follows his "to be or not to be" monologue. So he knows that if he does something, if he acts, if he kills the King, he will take serious risks and may die in the attempt. If he chooses not to act, he will lose his self-esteem. Whatever happens, he will not be fit for marriage. He will not be able to cope with the responsibilities of marriage, nor even with those of a sentimental involvement. Indeed when one is in love, especially if this love is shared, which was the case here, one is supposed to make the beloved one happy. Hamlet was supposed to get married to Ophelia sooner or…
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