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Theres something about Ophelia His greatness weighed his will is not his own for he is subject to his birthpg 1106 This quote from Laertes to his sister Ophelia is stating that Hamlet is a victim of circumstance Hamlet who has been attempting to get with Ophelia is a prince which means that he may not have a choice in who he marries He had been making advances at Ophelias affection and she has been receiving them well But Laertes has been warning her not to get too emotionally involved with Hamlet In her other ear is her father Polonius who is calling her naive and stupid for falling in love with Hamlet It seems in a sense that Ophelia is now being put in the very position that Hamlet has been assumed in Ophelia seems to be very weak and submissive which I understand was the characteristic that all women were to have in these times She bases her decisions around what her brother and father tell her to do rather than merely dismiss their words as advice Laertes called their relationship a fad and Ophelia didnt even challenge the comment Hold it a fashion and a toy in blood a violet in the youth of primy nature forward not permanent sweet not lasting the perfume and suppliance of a minute no morepg 1106 Ophelias response was No more but so pg 1106 A person who is in love with someone and thinks enough of them is going to stand up for that person and defend their relationship So when she responded like this it was almost like fuel for Laertes to share even more of his opinions Think it no more For nature cresent does not grow alone in thews and bulk but as this temple waxes the inward service of the mind and soul grows wide withal Perhaps he loves you nowbut you must fear his greatness weighed
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