Hamlet and his relationship with/treatment of women – Ophelia

Act 1 Scene 3 Ophelia forced to end relationship with Hamlet by Polonius and Laertes”Ay, springes to catch woodcocks” – Polonius
Act 2 Scene 1 After Ophelia denies Hamlet’s advances he appears in her room”As you did command,I did repel his letters”
Act 2 Scene 2 Polonius and Claudius eavesdrop on Hamlet and Ophelia’s conversation
Act 3 Scene 1 (the Nunnery scene) Ophelia tries to give Hamlet the gifts back”Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind”Rejected – P & C watching- gifts returned
Act 3 Scene 2 Hamlet mocks and teases Ophelia> relationship seems positive as they flirt”Tis brief, my Lord” – Ophelia”As woman’s love” – Hamlet
Act 4 Scene 5 O sings about love and death as she’s clearly insaneHamlet’s treatment of her and his murder of Polonius has driven her mad
Act 5 Scene 1 (the Graveyard scene) H states that he loved O but it’s too late to save her”I loved Ophelia – forty thousand brothersCould not with all their quantity of loveMake up my sum”
Summary of Relationship O kills herself as a result of Hamlet’s treatment of her and his part in Polonius’ death(emotional turmoil)