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The love of Hamlet for Ophelia Hamlet is without any reservations one of Shakespeares most mystifying plays Although the play has a concise story it is filled with many uncertainties relating to different issues behind the plot The reader is left with many uncertainties about the true feelings of prince Hamlet One question in particular is did Hamlet really love Ophelia This dispute can be reinforced either way however I believe Hamlet was truly in love with Ophelia Support for my decision comes from Hamlets treatment towards Ophelia is shown throughout the play but especially in Act 3 Scene 2 and at Ophelias grave in Scene 1 of Act 5 This play is about the troubles encountered by young prince Hamlet as he tries to seek revenge for his fathers murder Hamlet discovers the murder of his father as well as the adultery and incest committed by his mother and uncle This results with Hamlet retaining a very embittered and cynical outlook on life Or that the Everlasting had not fixed His cannon gainst self-slaughter how weary stale flat and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world 12131-134 Throughout the play Hamlet teaches the audience the depths of his depression through soliloquies Hamlet not only regards the world with pessimism but he also has suicidal feelings Hamlet displays thoughts of self that questions the worth of living The foremost cause for his exasperation and aggravation is the fact that his mother and his uncle Claudius immediately got married right after his fathers death His mothers actions seem to be what repulses Hamlet most as he yells frailty thy name is woman 12146 Hamlet has developed a burning hate towards his mother and women in general It is this fuming mind-set that is responsible for his terrible treatment towards dear innocent Ophelia in Act 3 Once Hamlet discovers the cause of his fathers death he disguises himself
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