Hamlet and Ophilia

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Hamlet and Ophelia The play "Hamlet" is a revenge strategy writing in the early 1600’s in blank verse by the greatest of the English writers William Shakespeare. Two of the main characters of this play are Hamlet and Ophelia. Hamlet is the prince of Denmark. He is of college age, son of the old king Hamlet, and Queen Gertrude. He is also Ophelia’s boyfriend (lover) and King Claudius’ nephew. Ophelia is a young noble woman of Denmark who is Polonius daughter and Laertes’ junior sister. She is a fictional character in the play “hamlet” by Shakespeare. The Oxford dictionary defines love as an extreme feeling of deep affection. Throughout the play many readers doubt if hamlet, who is known as Ophelia’s boyfriend, relay loves Ophelia. Hamlet love for Ophelia is so true and sincere that it can be proven with evidences from the play. The Play “Hamlet” is full of evidences which proof that Hamlet really love Ophelia. Firstly at the beginning of the play as Ophelia and her father are in a full conversation, Ophelia informs her father that Hamlet has made many offers of his affection to her (1.3.104-5). This shows that Hamlet's love for Ophelia is first introduced to the reader by Ophelia herself. Furthermore, she tells him that “And halt given countenance to his speech, my lord, / with almost all the holy vows of heaven (1.3.118–119). Telling his father that hamlet has implored her with the righteous love. Secondly, Hamlet love’s for Ophelia is seen through the letter that he sends to her. Hamlet writes to Ophelia, reminding Ophelia that he is strongly in love for her. Hamlet writes: “Doubt thou the stars are fire; / Doubt that the sun doth move; / Doubt truth to be a liar; / But never doubt I love (2.2.122-125). He is telling her not to believe in anything but him. This also reveals his true love for Ophelia. Thirdly in Act 3, Hamlet continues to express his
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