Should Hamlet And Ophelia Marry - Ss (Slss)

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Hamlet and Ophelia should not marry as it is essential for Hamlet to stay away from Ophelia to fake his insanity and also, Hamlet accuses Ophelia as being deceptive and he currently detests love and marriage. To carry out his plan to avenge his father’s death, Hamlet has to make everyone believe that he has gone insane and Ophelia might jeopardize that very plan, as she is too submissive to her father. This is known from the line, “I shall obey, my lord” (I.iii.136). In this quote, Ophelia shows abundance of her obedience to Laertes, her father. Laertes is Claudius’s right hand man and if he got hold of the information that Hamlet is faking insanity, he would unquestionably report it to the king and that will foil Hamlet’s quest for revenge in the future. Ophelia always complies with her father as she follows his advice in matters of Hamlet as she denies Hamlet’s visits and refuses his letters. Thus, Hamlet should make Ophelia believe that he has lost his sanity for his plan to work out and that wouldn’t be possible if he marries Ophelia. To add on, Ophelia’s devoted obedience to her father makes Hamlet allege that Ophelia is deceptive and unfaithful. Hamlet is angry with Ophelia and in rage, he tells her that her beauty is dishonest and that he did love Ophelia once and at the same time, he never did. He then tells her that she should enter a nunnery instead of breeding sins i.e. having children. This is known from the lines, “Get thee to a nunnery. Why wouldst thou be a / breeder of sinners? I am myself indifferent honest, but / yet I could accuse me of such things that it were better / my mother had not borne me” (III.i.121-124). In this quote, it is portrayed that Hamlet’s words are emotionally intense and that even if he is acting insane, there is a lot of truth to his current set of words. After his mother, Gertrude, married Claudius, Hamlet’s view on women

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