Essay about Characters Of William Shakespeare 's Hamlet
Laertes and Hamlet’s fate rely on their expression of love for Ophelia. As a matter of fact, they are both trying to be protective to Ophelia. Laertes is being protective to his sister by warning her not to fall in love with Hamlet. According to Laertes, Ophelia’s relationship with Hamlet is “Forward, not permanent, sweet, not lasting.” (Shakespeare 1.3.8) This implies that Hamlet is unlike any other ordinary men who can get early to fall in love too. In other words, Prince Hamlet, as he is part of the political dynasty, has a responsibility to his countrymen: Laertes mentions:
His greatness [weighed], his will is not his own.
For he himself is subject to his birth:
He may not, as [unvalued] persons do,
Carve for himself, for on his choice depends
The sanity and health of this whole state… (1.3.17-21)
Laertes respects and…