The Romance Of Hamlet And Ophelia

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The most wonderful and intriguing topic for discussion is one of Shakespeare’s play has to be the relationship of Hamlet and Ophelia. Some people have doubted the love that is there, while others believed that there was love. Today in our current generation we still read and analyze this bond that they have. Everyone at least has experienced love in some kind of way to know how love should and should not feel, and even how love looks. So how about we try to get find out the truth in this romantic, horrific, and tragic play. The bond/romance that Hamlet and Ophelia is real, but it was also used and at one time even put to an end so how intertwined were they really?
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3). Now with a little history of the seventeenth century, everyone all must know that the world looked down on correlations if there was not a marriage. If you were not married then you were considered to be a tramp and impure in religious outlooks.
“Given private time to you, and yourself…I must tell you, you do not understand yourself so clearly as it behooves you” (Shakespeare 893). Now with Ophelia being Polonius’ only daughter and the youngest did not stop him from showing his disgust for her ways and actions, and that with the fooling around no longer made her pure, she was just becoming a tramp. Having this said to Ophelia, she agreed to stop seeing Hamlet, but; do you think that Hamlet and Ophelia cared so much about what others thought? In the past time around the Seventeenth Century people believed that for a marriage to take place at the time then it had to be a royal and a royal, not a royal and a middle class or a peasant. Polonius doubted that because Ophelia was not royal. So is love really here with Hamlet and Ophelia? “…Perhaps he loves you now, and now no soil nor cautel doth besmirch…For he himself is subject to his birth. He may not, as unvalued persons do” (Shakespeare 891 1.3).
In the play after Ophelia can no longer see Hamlet, things seem to go upside...

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