A Dialogue To Hamlet Essay, Research Paper
I have just received the news from Ophelia of her father’s decision and am deeply dishearten by it. I am as you may be, finding his wishes hard to live by. But you must ask yourself if you truly have feelings for Ophelia. You must understand that she is going through some hard times and some of her feelings towards you may be opaque, and even coarse at times. If it is true love that you feel then I must suggest that you confront her. Ophelia has grown wary of your love due to previous confrontations, so I must reinforce that your feelings be true to yourself. You must make haste with your decision however, because I feel that others may have an eye out for your loved one. When meeting with her you must show your sincere feelings and not hide them behind a mask, only then will you know if your love is true. Keep in mind that Ophelia is most likely to obey her father’s wishes, which is why your cunning qualities, shown to me over the years must come into play. Beware of distractions and try to make your meeting place with her secretive.
Both of you have changed as a result of your fathers death, but do not let that come between you. Beware of Polonius as you and I know that he is the adviser to the king. He tends to posses a confidence of his royal master and often consults him more often on domestic than state affairs. He has obviously exhibited his considerable share of wisdom in making his decision for Ophelia not to see you. Ophelia nonetheless, I feel will not be that hard to overcome. She has displayed how she can be overcome by witty lectures by means of her father and brother and is very obedient to authority. In order to win her over you must leave your absurdity gestures out of your characteristic traits. Ophelia is a beautiful, sweet, industrious romantic woman and I think that you two are made for each other. However I do remember you saying that “frailty thy name is woman” and during this time in your life I understand that you are already having a hard time dealing with Claudius. It may be that the last thing you need in your unstable position is a woman. However, you may want to follow through with my plan using Claudius’s style of power and manipulation. You could very well gain the respect of Ophelia and use her to spy on both Claudius and Polonius to gain the information you require without being suspected by anyone, she is after all the daughter of Polonius and has access to most of the quarters in your residence. However this would be distrustful on your part and will most likely have Ophelia lose your respect and love. I advise you to follow your heart and make decisions in your pursuit of the women you love with a guilt free conscience. I wish you good luck in your trials and that you may succeed. Hope to hear from your soon good friend.