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Summary In Polonius' chambers, Laertes prepares to return to school in Paris.

He counsels his sister Ophelia to spurn the advances of her suitor, Prince Hamlet.

But in making the translation to film, the artist has two challenges. This is Shakespeare's most ambitious vision, one he tinkered with and enlarged both conceptually and literally.

In the case of an ingenue like Ophelia, a very young and lovely woman, Shakespeare would have been writing for a boy.

The extent to which a boy could grasp subtle nuances might have prevented the playwright from fleshing out the character more fully.

Hamlet adopts a guise of melancholic and mad behaviour as a way of deceiving Claudius and others at court—a guise made all the easier by the fact that Hamlet is genuinely melancholic.

Hamlet’s dearest friend, Horatio, agrees with him that Claudius has unambiguously confirmed his guilt.

Driven by a guilty conscience, Claudius attempts to ascertain the cause of Hamlet’s odd behaviour by hiring Hamlet’s onetime friends Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to spy on him.

Hamlet quickly sees through the scheme and begins to act the part of a madman in front of them. Despite Ophelia’s loyalty to him, Hamlet thinks that she, like everyone else, is turning against him; he feigns madness with her also and treats her cruelly as if she were representative, like his own mother, of her “treacherous” sex.

He explains that, to Hamlet, she can never be anything more than a plaything.

Hamlet, Laertes tells Ophelia, is of a higher rank than she and cannot choose with whom he will spend his life.

To protect her heart and to safeguard her honor, Laertes asserts that Ophelia should reject Prince Hamlet before he deflowers her.

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