Romantic Love In Hamlet Essay

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The play, Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, presents a story about a young prince whose view of love changes due to the actions of both his mother and the woman he loved. Hamlet 's view of romantic love being a very important part of human relationship changes and is shown throughout the play. Due to the marriage between Hamlet’s mother, Queen Gertrude, and his uncle, now known as King Claudius, has disgusted Hamlet and has permanently changed his opinion on how much romantic love matters in life. Hamlet, is now consumed by the outrageousness of his mother 's love for his uncle, and has denied ever loving Ophelia, even though he admitted to loving her at one point. Despite the fact, Hamlet is justified to feel disgust towards love due …show more content…
Hamlet even treats Polonius’ daughter Ophelia rudely, prompting Polonius to believe Hamlet is madly in love with her, even though claudius believes otherwise. Polonius sends his son, Laertes, to France(then sends Reynaldo to spy on him) and has ordered Ophelia to not associate with Hamlet anymore. Claudius, fearing that Hamlet may try to kill him, orders Hamlet to leave to England. Before Hamlet leaves Denmark, he asks a cast of actors to reenact the murder of his father to his uncle, in hope of causing claudius to break down and confess to the murder of his brother. Despite being enraged, Claudius did not confess. After the play Queen Gertrude tries to reason with Hamlet, while Polonius spied on them behind a curtain. Hearing someone behind the curtain, Hamlet attacks the curtain, and kills Polonius thinking it was Claudius. When finding out the truth, Hamlet regrets killing Polonius, yet Claudius still sends him to England with both Guildenstern and Rosencrantz with orders from Claudius to kill Hamlet as soon as he arrives to …show more content…
After his arrival in Denmark, from Germany, young Hamlet is disgusted to find out his mother has married his uncle. This is the first time in the play that Hamlet expresses his true feelings towards the relationship between his mother and uncle. However, his feelings towards their relationship never changes throughout the entire play. Later on Hamlet finds out his father was killed by the man that his mother has married. Being both the killer of his father and the husband of his wife, Hamlet truly hates the relationship of his mother and Claudius, to the point where Hamlet describes Claudius to his mother as “ a murderer and a villain, a slave that is not worth twentieth part tithe of your precedent lord, a vice of kings, a cutpurse of the empire and the rule, that from a shelf the precious diadem stole, and put it in his pocket- A King of shreds and patches”(act 3, scene 5, line 97-103 and

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