Hamlet Act 1 Scene 3

Describe the attitudes and values that Laertes gives to Ophelia and those which Polonius gives to Laertes. Polonius wants to make sure that the kids behave so that their family name is not tarnished.
Explain the reasons that Laertes and Polonius give Ophelia to convince her not to trust Hamlet’s love. Don’t be a target of lust. Don’t always say what you’re thinking. Don’t be too quick to act on what you think. Be friendly but not too friendly. Listen to many people but speak to few. Reserve your own judgment. Don’t be quick to pick a fight but when you do hold your own.They stated that even the purest maid can find her reputation ruined. Worms can ruin flowers before they have a chance to blossom. Hamlet is of noble birth and because of this he can not make choices for himself (marry of non-noble name).
Evaluate Polonius’ advice to his son, what does it mean? “To thine own self be true” Polonius wanted his son to make sure that he was always staying true to himself. Contradicting himself- he’s worried about what everyone thinks of his family
What is comical about Polonius? Polonius is a hypocrite, he wants his son to be true to himself but he does not want his family name to be tarnished.