How does Ophelia describe Hamlet's behavior to Polonius in Act 2 of Hamlet by William Shakespeare? What happens in this incident?
Ophelia describes Hamlet's behavior and appearance to Polonius in act 2of Hamlet in a manner that is synonymous with the early modern stereotype of the man driven mad by unrequited love. Hamlet seems tortured and sorrowful, unwilling even to remove his eyes from her face. It's possible that Hamlet really does feel this way. On the other hand, this could be his attempt to make Polonius connect Hamlet's madness to Ophelia's rejection. It could also be both.