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He loves her He loves her not He loves her He loves her not Shakespeares Hamlet is one of his most mind-boggling plays This play is filled with questions from every scene However one question that one would wonder about after reading Hamlet that stands out among the rest is Did Hamlet truly love the fair Ophelia After reading Act 3 Scene 1 excerpt 1 most would come to the conclusion that he didnt care for Ophelia for instance he turned her away and humiliated her It contrasts with Act 5 Scene 1 excerpt 2 where Hamlet comes forward and jumps in Ophelias grave and renounces his undying love for her But in the end the truth comes out Hamlet loves Ophelia How is one supposed to act when one just found out their father is dead And the one who murdered him is now married to ones mother Hamlet preserves a negative and insensitive view on the world through these trials and tribulations These qualities mount up to the aggravation unleashed on Ophelia during Act 3 Scene 1 When Hamlet pours his heart out during his soliloquy before talking to Ophelia is when the audience learns his precise feelings towards the world through a glass is half empty perspective The audience also learns how suicide is not far out of the picture for Hamlet from his own point of view Hamlet questions the worth of living during this soliloquy The first and foremost cause for Hamlets frustration is his mothers incestuous marriage to Claudius The action of his mother troubles him the most It is this attitude toward his mother and women and general that factors in on his cruel and unfair treatment to his devoted love Ophelia As Ophelia enters the scene Hamlet becomes enchanted and his emotional state lifts the concerned remarks of suicide that were just said seemed to disappear into thin air The fair Ophelia Nymph in
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