Hamlet’s Relationships With Ophelia
If there is love in Hamlet, well it doesn’t seem to work out that easily. The way that the play has the love between Hamlet and Ophelia is good. It is easy to understand what is going on between both of them. He loves her, he just shows her it in a hard way. I think he loves her, but he is scared to love because he never loved anyone before.
I think Hamlet is just hard head and doesn’t know what to do because he never had someone to love like he loves Ophelia. He fears what going to happen between them. He really does love her. He didn’t start to be mean to her until he found out the truth of what happened to his father. Hamlet’s head wasn’t in the right place, all he could think about was his father died. He went to Ophelia room and he was trying to make love with her, but she stops him. ” Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced;No hat upon his head; his stockings fouled, Ungartered, and down-gyved to his ankle; Pale as his shirt; his knees knocking each other;And with a look so piteous in purport As if he had been loosed out of hell To speak of horrors,–he comes before me.” ( Ophelia ) I believe that the only reason why he was pushing her way is cause he didn’t want her to get hurt when he plans on killing his uncle.
Another reason why I think he was pushing her away is cause he knew that they were trying to spy on him. He probably thought she was helping them out and telling them what they were saying to each other. So he thought it would be better to not have her in his life, when deep down inside he still really loved her to death. He doesn’t know what to do, he wants to love her, but then he doesn’t want her to get hurt. Hamlet shows his love for Ophelia when he confesses to her that he loves her when he sends her the letter.“I loved Ophelia. Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.”( Hamlet) Although many could argue that Hamlet never loved Ophelia, he was just trying to throw everyone else off. When she went to give him back the things that he gave her, he kept on denying that he didn’t give her anything. In that scene, he was really being mean to her, by calling her names and saying mean stuff about her. Hamlet said this to her “Get thee to a nunnery.”
When Hamlet was sent to England, he didn’t know that Ophelia had killed herself by drowning. So when he came back to Denmark and was talking to someone in the graveyard about the head of the person that he knew and had worked there a long time ago. Hamlet has seen someone walking with a group of people and they were carrying the casket, but he didn’t know that it was Ophelia till the put her in the grave. Hamlet couldn’t stand what Ophelia brother was doing and saying. So he starts to say stuff and him Laertes start to fight and than hamlet said: “ I will lay in this grave with her” (Hamlet).
So does he really love her? Yes, he does. Hamlet just has to get over the fear of her getting hurt. He was probably wishing that he knew that she died cause they he would have never hurt her. He is probably thinking that it’s his fault that she killed herself. Ophelia and Hamlet really cared about each other. The loved that started out in the play was great and the love that Hamlet had for her when he found out that she was dead was great too. They just stop loving each other cause Hamlet thought it was safe for her. The way love is shown by the too of them is just simply amazing. They believe in love and they believe in each other. So yes, he really does love her and she really loves him. “Where love is great, the littlest doubts are fear; Where little fears grow great, great love grows there.”
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