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Hamlet and Laertes share a different but deep love and concern for Ophelia Before his departure for France Laertes provides lengthy advice to Ophelia pertaining to her relationship with Hamlet Laertes voices his concern of Hamlets true intentions towards Ophelia and advices her to be wary of Hamlets love Laertes impresses upon Ophelia Hamlet is a prince who most likely will have an arranged marriage Hamlets strong love for Ophelia withers after she rejects his affinity Hamlets extensive love for Ophelia resulted in grave suffering for Hamlet once his affection was rejected Hamlets appearance decays due to the rejection of his love for OpheliaPale as his shirt his knees knocking each other Act 2 Scene 1 line 82 The loss of Ophelias love for Hamlet instigates Polonius into believing it has caused Hamlet to revert to antic disposition Once Laertes learns of the death of his sister he is afflicted with sadness In the same way Hamlet is shocked and enraged over Ophelias demise Both Hamlet and Laertes are so profoundly distressed at the death of Ophelia they jump into her grave and fight each other Although Hamlet and Laertes despised one another they both loved Ophelia Hamlet was infatuated with Ophelia which was obvious during his constant anguish over herin her rejection of Hamlet and in her death Hamlet suffered greatly Laertes shared a strong brotherly love for Ophelia which was evident in his advice to her Laertes further displayed his love for Ophelia during her funeral were he fought with Hamlet
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