What is the effect of Laertes's talk with Ophelia in scene 3?

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In Act I Scene III of Hamlet, Laertes is about to depart for Paris, where he will return to his studies. Before he leaves, he gives some brotherly advice to Ophelia concerning her relationship with Hamlet . In no uncertain terms he advises her to break things off with him. According to Laertes, Hamlet is simply using her; whatever he might say, he doesn't really have true feelings for her. He is merely flirting with...

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