Hamlet's Behavior with Ophelia
Using Act III Scene i for reference, what kind of sentiments do you think that Hamlet displays with his encounter with Ophelia? After thinking about this encounter, pretend to be Ophelia and write a journal entry revealing your true emotions and thoughts about how much Hamlet has changed since being in a relationship with you. What kinds of thoughts do you have now? Are you exasperated? Exhausted from his volatile behavior? Crazed? Despairing? Reveal your innermost thoughts and jot them down here. At least 5 sentences including 3 pieces of textual evidence in your response.
10/6/2015 09:27:48 am
Hamlet starts out in love with Ophelia. Later, she goes to give him back the letters he gave her, and he denies ever writing them. He contradicts himself and says he loves her but then he says he never loved her.
10/6/2015 11:41:40 am
At first I believed that hamlet was truely in love with me. Now I am uncertain due to his resent madness. Just today he contradicted himself, saying both he used to love me and he never loved me. He also gets angry at me every time I mention the gifts he used to get me. Finally, Hamlet went as far as calling me a prostitute today!
10/7/2015 06:49:38 am
I liked the way you talked as if you were Ophilia. You mentioned everything that happened during that scene too. Good job Jimmy
10/7/2015 06:49:49 am
Beautiful! Absolutely stunning! This could win an award. I see nothing wrong with it. Love you xoxo
10/6/2015 02:27:48 pm
At first I thought Hamlet loved me, but now I'm not so sure. He's been acting crazy and not himself. Maybe it's because of the death of his father or the remarriage of his mother, or even maybe it's my fault for not returning his affection towards me. When I tried to return his letters he wrote me he denied writing them and then he said he never even loved me. The next second he tells me "I did love you once." He was confusing me, and he was saying to many things to even keep up with. I have mixed feelings for Hamlet, at first he was normal and loving, and now he's gone beyond mad. Hamlet was so angry after he found out that my father Polonius and King Claudius were spying on him, he attacked me grabbed me and attacked me with his words. I don't know where I stand with Hamlet, but I safely can tell you this, I honestly don't know what to do about Hamlet. I'm on the edge with him, and I don't know if I can take one more of his tantrums.
10/7/2015 06:53:35 am
This is a really good. I liked the way you made it first person it decrives what happened pretty thoroughly. You adressef the prompt and answer the quetions goos job👍🏻
10/7/2015 06:56:05 am
I like how you discussed Hamlet attacking you not only physically but also mentally by using his words to hurt you. I think it needs to be shortened and for you to get to the point quicker.
10/6/2015 03:05:05 pm
I had a hard time ignoring Hamlet like my father ordered me to. I was in denial and clung to the hope that maybe my father was wrong. I almost let myself believe there was a chance that even though I was poor, I was different. And maybe Hamlet really did love me. I was foolish to live off of these thoughts. My father was right. Was everything a lie? Did he ever love me?
10/7/2015 06:54:01 am
I really liked the way that when I read this I actually felt like I was Ophelia speaking about my feelings. I don't really have any criticism for this
10/6/2015 05:02:10 pm
Ever since the relationship ended, Hamlet has not been acting like he usually acts. He acts crazy when he is not really "crazy". On line 125-126 hamlet says he is in love with Ophelia then he says he's not. Hamlet is confused and doesent know how to act. He tells Ophelia she is a fairy then says she's a prostitute.
10/7/2015 06:50:58 am
I like everything you included,you could've added more. Mine was some what like yours and it's pretty good. I agree to what you said, it was a good explanation
10/6/2015 05:16:39 pm
At first I thought that Hamlet actually had feelings for me. He was so kind to me and he was always writing me letters of his love. I had to listen to my father and reject his letters. It was very hard for me to do so. When I handed them to him he exploded. He called me all sorts of names and stormed off. I am so confused about him right now and I don't know what to do. I wish things were the way before Hamlet's father died.
10/7/2015 06:52:36 am
I like how you used textual evidence from all scenes throughout the book, and not just from act 3 scene 1. One thing I would change is I would have provided examples of how Hamlet exploded, but other than that this response is great.
10/7/2015 06:52:48 am
I like how you wrote about Ophelia's emotions and feelings about everything that happened
10/6/2015 05:19:49 pm
Since Ophelia and Hamlet ended the relationship, Hamlet has been acting weird, like not himself and not the fake "crazy" like he has been. One day he says that he is in love with Ophelia and the next he's not. Hamlet is so confused right now because he doesn't know who to believe and not sure how to react to things. Then Hamlet tells Ophelia that is a prostitute.
10/7/2015 06:53:29 am
I liked how you used the textual evidence to support your answer in your blog. I agree with what your saying how hamlet just acted crazy and has not been acting himself. I also agree with you when you said that he is confused and doesn't know how to act. Then called Ophelia a prostitute.
10/7/2015 06:54:14 am
Good statements and key points McKenzie, but you had to write it like you were Ophelia in 1st person, and you only had 4 sentences. Just add some more sentences next time, but with that aside, good work.
10/7/2015 04:22:12 am
When Hamlet and I first were dating I truly thought he cared for me and loved me but since we have pretty much broken up from yesterday's mishap i think he is legitamently crazy. The reason being is that he said first that he had loved me then right after he said he never loved me. Another thing is that Hamlet is probably very confused to what's going one with him and I but I was told by many not to date him so I'm not sure. Lastly, he calls me a prostitute. I think that he was just saying that out of anger and that he was mad that we had broken up
10/7/2015 06:49:15 am
I liked this! you really got inside the mind of a girl after a heartbreaking relationship :)
10/7/2015 06:54:51 am
I agree that hamlet probably called you a prostitute out of anger. I believe he is mad as well due to the fact he is always contradicting himself and what he says. If you love hamlet, continue to date him. Do not listen to what the voices around you say about him.
10/7/2015 05:09:55 am
Hamlets love for me is very confusing. He goes back to back from how he once loved me, to how he never did? Sure he has oter things going on, but I'm tired of these mind games. He has a lot on his plate, but for now I do not mean anything to him. I am just a distraction. If I am nothing to him now and the feelings that were once in existence are now gone, then I will be too. There is no need for me to hurt myself any longer because of dead relationship
10/7/2015 06:51:35 am
I liked how you described every aspect of his love life with ophilia on here. You may have repeated somethings but that got the point across more. I agree with what you were getting at and I think the same about Hamlet's feelings as well as ophilia's about Hamlet. 😋😀
10/7/2015 05:23:07 am
I feel disgusted with my actions and Hamlets. Hamlet has betrayed me and made me feel as though I have never meant anything to him. Although I have done the same to him. I believe we both have made mistakes in our relationship. The way things ended has surely left both of us confused and curious as to what truly happened.
10/7/2015 06:50:24 am
I like the points you've stated about you and Hamlet, but you only have 5 sentences when I think you were supposed to have 8. Other than that nice work Dominique.
10/7/2015 06:53:45 am
I liked how you touched everything that happened between Hamlet and Ophelia. Maybe you could have went into detail about one or two events that happened between them. Maybe what may have caused Hamlet's actions or what is causing Hamlet to act this way.
10/7/2015 05:38:57 am
Yes i would be really angry. Because he sent me all this nice stuff and he claims he doesnt like me anymore. So i probably would have been really mad.i probably would have become insane. So she mad a good choice in returning thr letters
10/7/2015 05:42:30 am
Ophelias feelings for hamlot went from love to hate but then something else when she saw hamlet in the hall. When she retured the letters to him sonthing is his mind changed and something snapped. I think for this scence the actually went crazy for a time.
10/7/2015 06:51:07 am
Nice I agree that hamlot loved Ophelia at first and he changed. I also agree about the letters, something did click in his mind. I don't get any other of your sentences.
10/7/2015 05:48:42 am
At first hamlet thinks he's alone while talking to himself. Claudius and Polonius are spying on him. Then ophilia comes in and gives him back his love letters. Hamet then denies he ever loved her and then contradicts himself. He gets aggressive with her and eventually lost it
10/7/2015 06:49:03 am
your post was well written but you did not have all the sentences you needed.
10/7/2015 06:53:29 am
Dude you were supposed to be acting like you were Ophelia and talking about hamlet not summarizing the whole seen we know what's going on but we need to know how u think Ophelia feels about hamlet and what she thinks about him and his behavior
10/7/2015 05:49:00 am
At first I believed Hamlet was in love with me. I can not tell though anymore because of his insanity. He basically contradicted himself. He said he loved me and he never loved me. Hamlet has truly broken my heart and I don't know if he loves me any more. It's hard to tell if someone loves you if they call you a prostitute
10/7/2015 05:55:52 am
Whatever happened to the Hamlet that I used to know. He's changed in so many ways for the worst. I thought he loved me, but it was all for nothing. At first I didn't want to believe it, but after calling me a prostitute It all went downhill from that. He has completely broken my heart.
10/7/2015 06:52:27 am
I like how you showed Ophelia's emotions in this, it wasn't too long but nice and short.
10/7/2015 06:50:42 am
I believed him when he said he loved me. I believed him when he showed constant signs of madness. I was very well wrong, he told me what he felt was a lie and that he never thought anything of me but that he see me as a prostitute. I was stupid and selfish to believe him but who can he is out of his mind these days. Now my heart is broken and my mind scrambled, he could never be the one I loved or that to me again.
10/7/2015 06:51:06 am
Hamlet where have you gone, what has happened to you? I thought you were in love with me but now I think different. You use to show that you cared but something has changed you and I can't tell what. After calling me a prostitute, I can say you are gone from your old self and nothing will be the same. You don't love me anymore and I know that now.
10/7/2015 06:53:13 am
Joe this was absolutely brilliant. It really explains the emotion & feelings Ophelia was showing in the scene. I love it joe! Love it! Love it! Love it!
10/7/2015 06:51:16 am
Hamlet is different. Very different it's like he's not even the same person anymore. He confuses me about his love for me. I do not know if he ever did or if he ever will again, but I know I will always love hamlet. I do not know what has changed him, but I do not like it. He was so angry and acted so wildly. I just wish I can go back in time to where all this advice that was given to me was taken back and I could have my love again. All I can do now is hope that when he finds himself, he comes to find me as well.
10/7/2015 06:56:12 am
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