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In Act III Scene 1 of Hamlet, what is Ophelia's reaction when Hamlet leaves?

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Ophelia, following Hamlet's exit after he has insulted her greviously, is incredibly upset by what she has witnessed. What is interesting however is that she is not upset by what Hamlet said to her so much as the way that his actions indicate how he is mad and how this madness has impacted his character. To have known Hamlet when he was sane and healthy and then to see him in...

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