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Hamlet and Ophelia

The Relationship between Hamlet and Ophelia

Shakespeare’s Hamlet is by all means a troubled young man. He seeks revenge for the murder of his father and has to deal with the incestuous relationship between his mother and uncle. In order to hide his motives, he pretends to be mad. Is it under such circumstances possible for him to return Ophelia’s feelings for him?

And in what way does Hamlet’s struggle with himself affect Ophelia? This paper deals with the relationship between the characters of Hamlet and Ophelia. More specifically, it tries to find an answer to the question whether or not Hamlet loves Ophelia and how this is connected with his actions throughout the play that ultimately lead to her death. 2. Body 2. 1 “I did love you once” – How Hamlet shows affection That Ophelia is in love with Hamlet is rather clear and undoubted throughout the play.

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