He’s basically warning her not to her innocence get the best of her and to be very careful when it comes to giving her love to Hamlet. If this is not amazingly helpful advice then I don’t know what is. It’s important for her to hear this because people can be so blind when it comes to love. Polonius as well gives some parental advice to his daughter Ophelia. He calls her foolish for believing anything Hamlet says to her.
His initial skepticism of the ghost echoes our own, and so once he is convinced so are we. Hamlet is also reluctant to believe until Horatio tells him of his first hand encounter. After Hamlet converses with the ghost Horatio, worried about his friend, questions Hamlet’s speculations, justifying the concern for his mental capacities that we are already feeling. Horatio is Hamlet’s rock. His steadfast determination to his friend allows us to believe in Hamlet, because if Horatio had not supported him even once all of our faith in his sanity would have
In the story, Gawain finds himself torn between doing what a damsel asks (accepting the girdle) and keeping his promise. And he decides that not to take a nice gift from a gorgeous lady, whose seductions he already rejected couple of times, would be also considered as breaking the code of chivalry to this lady. She would regard him as a rude and impolite knight. On the other hand, I can also say that his desire to live and save his life was a bigger temptation to him than accepting the love of the
She is sad because of Hamlet is mad. she is also so dutiful. Because when his father and his brother know she and Hamlet together. Her brother tell her Hamlet is not good and Hamlet will hurt her and tell her" Perhaps he loves you now. And now no soil nor cautel doth besmirch the virtue of his will" "he may not, as unvalu'd persons do, crave for himself, for on his choice depends the safety and the health of the whole state".
The more people that believe Hamlet’s madness, the more he separates himself from his unpleasant world. While Hamlet is preparing to speak with his mother he says, “Let me be cruel, not unnatural:/ I will speak daggers to her, but use none;/ My tongue and soul in this be hypocrites.” (3.2.386-389) It is clear that in this speech Hamlet is willing to do anything to make sure he buys himself enough time to think through
This is the one time before Ophelia’s death that Hamlet reveals his true feelings. This could be due to the fact that, once Ophelia received the letter, she gave it to her father. Hamlet did not trust Polonius, and from that moment on, Hamlet knew he had to hide his love for Ophelia and act mad to protect her. Throughout the play, Hamlet continuously ridicules Ophelia. However, his attitude towards her can be somewhat vindicated.
I did love you once. (III.i.111-115) Hamlet promised to marry Ophelia after he took her innocence. He then began to mistreat her and finally … left her. When Hamlet realizes Ophelia’s father caught him in a trap he becomes furious. In fact he becomes so angry that he tells Ophelia that he never loved her and that instead of marrying she should go to a nunnery rather then pass on her genes to children.
Claudio was too scared to confront Hero and confess his feelings and so Don Pedro promised that he would speak to Leonato about setting them up. But this still scared Claudio and he can’t tell Hero he loves her so Don Pedro said he’ll organise something where he can pretend to be Claudio and fix them up and admit his feelings towards her as Claudio. Personally, I think it might be a bit strange to have the Prince chat up the girl that Claudio loves but as long as his love is returned, everything shall be
Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.
Laertes is warning Ophelia of this in hopes she will avoid a broken heart. “Fear it my dear sister, and keep within the rear of your affection, out of the shot and danger of desire.” (1.3.33-35) This speech could foreshadow what is going to pass between Hamlet and Laertes. Laertes is seeming to have a sort of authority over his sister, and with Ophelia promising to obey his wishes and her yearning for Hamlets love, will cause conflict between the two male characters. Hamlet Act 1 Scene 5 – Speech from Hamlet to the Watchmen During this short speech from Hamlet after the “unnatural” encounter with the spirit of his dead father, we are given a plea for the men to swear to secrecy of what they saw. He warns the men that if given instruction from the ghost of his father, he could begin to act a little “strange or odd...” (1.3.177) He is cautioning that, going forward, he will avenge his father’s unnatural murder, and they should be prepared to see him in a fashion unfamiliar