Hamlet And Ophelia Relationship Analysis
Hamlet and Ophelia 's relationship in the play "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare is very passionate, confusing, violent, and tragic. Many claim that Hamlet fooled her and that he never really loved Ophelia, however I disagree. Hamlet surely loved Ophelia, and Ophelia felt the same. They definitely cared for one another, for Ophelia claims to her father, Polonius, that he "hath importuned [her] with love in honorable fashion", and if he had not loved her then he wouldn 't have gone to all that trouble to make her believe he did; especially with all the family issues going on in his life at the time, revenge and love are too much for him to handle together (act 1, scene 3, page 23, lines 110-111).
In act two, Ophelia comes rushing to Polonius, her manner frightened, and she tells her father that Hamlet had come to see her. Hamlet was out of character because his clothes were disheveled and he looked wild. He grabbed her "by the wrist and held [her] hard" and while doing this, sighs, and although Ophelia doesn 't know what it was about, to me it is proof that he loves her; he went to her for comfort because he is distressed about his uncle possibly murdering his father. Hamlet has a strange way of showing his love, but it is undeniable that he went there to see her and seeing his sweet Ophelia gave him comfort (act 2, scene 1, page 38, line 87).
Their relationship turns into confusion when he claims that he "never gave [her] aught", meaning that he never loved her and never…