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Harold Bloom in Hamlet Poem Unlimited is not shy when stating who he believes is responsible for Ophelias insanity and ensuing death The blame lies directly on Hamlet as Bloom states Yet in effect he is murdering Ophelia and starting her on the path to suicide Bloom 41 Ophelia loves Hamlet with a passion that can be recognized by the swooning and obsessive talking about the prince Bloom speaks of Ophelia with the highest praise describing her as fragile and lovely while on the other hand Hamlet is monstrous to torment her into her true madness Bloom 42 His blithe concern after slaughtering Polonius would be another candidate Bloom states in regard to the events that sent Ophelia into a mindset of insanity Bloom 41 Ophelias is set up for death from the first act of the play in Ophelias encounters with Polonius and Laertes Ophelia speaks about Hamlets love towards her as she says He hath ny lord o flate made many tenders of his affection to me I do not know my lord what I should think Iiii112 Ophelia openly expresses her confusion about her love life early on and Poloniuss hatred of Hamlet only fuels her confusion Affection pooh Iiii109 Polonius states in response to Ophelias question about her feelings for Hamlet Her situation only becomes worse as Polonius offers no help for her allowing her to continue with her confusion Ophelias love quickly grows into something that she cannot control in the second act Hamlet appears disturbed to Ophelia and she states Lord Hamletwith a look so piteous in purporthe comes before me IIi92-94 Polonius fears the worst and asks Mad for thy love IIi95 She responds by stating My lord I do not know but I truly do fear it IIi96 Obstacles such as Hamlets love letter to her keep her always thinking that he may still have feelings for her especially when he ends it with But never doubt
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