Hamlet and Ophelia

Melly Castaneda
AP English 4
Mrs. Richardson
February 15,2010

When someone is in love, one would like to be loved back. If that doesn’t seem to happen, some people become obsessed or even crazy over the other significant person. As it was for Hamlet and Ophilia, in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Prince Hamlet is a strong, smart young man, who has gazed his eyes upon a preety young woman, named Ophilia. But to his young happy heart, his love was not corresponded upon. Causing great confusion and madness to poor Prince Hamlet.
Ophelia’s family did not agree with the amorous relationship that was growing between Prince Hamlet and herself. Ophelia’s brother Laertes gives her advice about Hamlet and how his “affection” for her is only a game to him. He warns her to stay away from him and to not to pay too much attention to him. “For Hamlet and the trifling of his favor, 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 more.” (Shakespeare, 39). But not only just her brother warns and prohibits her from sir Hamlet, but her father as well. After Laertes finishes talking to her and his father and leaves to England, Polonius was trying to investigating what Laertes told her. Ophelia told her dad about how Hamlet was sending her letters and he keeps looking for her. Polonius tells her daughter that it is best that she stays away from him and to not receive none of his letters or to see him anymore. And to stop being nieve, so that she doesn’t embarrass him. “Marry, I’ll teach you. Think yourself a baby that you have ta'en these tenders for true pay, which are not sterling. Tender yourself more dearly” (47).
      But Ophelia also liked Hamlet as much as he did to her. But Ophelia agreed to her brother and father that she will not accept any letters or see him alone.  
But more in the story Prince Hamlet comes to Ophelia acting as if he were crazy. Ophelia was...