Hamlet Essay Love

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In Hamlet, there are many questions as to whether Hamlet really loves Ophelia. Throughout the play, Hamlet’s love for Ophelia is questioned by her and others around him . What Hamlet is doing in the play sometimes is trying to throw out the idea and make it seem like he does not love Ophelia anymore , even though he really does. Hamlet did not want Ophelia to become involved in case Claudius decided to get revenge on Hamlet. Hamlet shows his love for Ophelia when he confesses to her that he loves her, when he tells her to go to a nunnery to protect her. Although many could argue that Hamlet never loved Ophelia, he was just trying to throw everyone off "the trail". There is plenty of evidence proving that his love was true. For example think about the way he acts around Ophelia when he is alone with her, he shows that his feelings for her are true. Hamlet shows his love throughout the play and one can see that he is really in love with Ophelia. Hamlet cares for Ophelia and he loves her more than any woman. Hamlet’s love for Ophelia is shown he writes a love letter for her, “to the celestial, and soul’s idol, the most beautified Ophelia”. This was one of Hamlet’s secret love letters to Ophelia, describing her. The letter later on reads,Doubt thou the stars are fire;Doubt that the sun doth move;Doubt truth to be a liar;But never doubt I love. In the letter, Hamlet tells her that she can doubt his love but his love for her is eternal and true. Polonius uses this letter to make Claudius and Gertrude think that Hamlet is going crazy for Ophelia’s love. Another time we see that Hamlet really did love Ophelia is when he tells her, “I did love you”. Hamlet tells that he loved her, but then goes on to say that he never loved her. Which seems almost to be a lie, but he might have said this because Hamlet knows his conversation with Ophelia is being watched. There are many examples that show Hamlet isn't so easy to trust when he immediately asks Ophelia after they...
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