Hamlet’s ‘Get thee to a nunnery’ decided to Ophelia is a memorable minute in a play complete of memorable moments. Before we analyse his speech, here’s a reminder that the relevant section that the play, i beg your pardon is uncovered in act 3 step 1, not long after Hamlet’s well known ‘To be, or no to be’ soliloquy.

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HAMLET:


Get thee come a nunnery! Why wouldst thou be a breeder that sinners? ns am myself indifferent honest however yet I might accuse me of such points that that were better my mother had not borne me. Ns am very proud, revengeful, ambitious, with an ext offences at my beck 보다 I have thoughts to placed them in, creative thinking to give them shape, or time come act castle in. What must such fellows together I do crawling in between earth and heaven? We space arrant knaves – believe none that us. Go thy means to a nunnery. Where’s your father?

OPHELIA:


At home, my lord.

HAMLET:


Let the doors be shut top top him that he may play the silly nowhere however in’s own house. Farewell.

OPHELIA