I need quotes to support the following statements from "Hamlet": "Her father and bother beleived that Hamlet would use her. that he would take her virginity and throw it away becasue...

I need quotes to support the following statements from "Hamlet":

"Her father and bother beleived that Hamlet would use her. that he would take her virginity and throw it away becasue she could never be his wife."

"To Hamlet, she is a sexual object, a corrupt and devious lover."

"Ophelia is childlike."

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mrs-campbell eNotes educator| Certified Educator

1: Laertes on Hamlet:  "Then if he says he loves you, it fits your wisdom so far to believe it...may give his saying deed...then weigh fast what loss your honour may sustain" (I.iii.24-33).  Her father on Hamlet:  "Do not believe his vows;...they are mere implorators of unholy suits,...the better to beguile" (I.iii.127-131).  Of Hamlet's intention to marry, Laertes says, "his will is not his own; for he himself is subject to his birth...on his choice depends the safety and health of this whole state" (I.iii.17-21).

2: Hamlet to Ophelia:  "God has given you one face, and you make yourselves another; you jig, you amble, and you lisp, and nick-name God's creatures, and make your wantonness your ignorance." (III.i.149-153).  He also says of honesty and beauty, "the power of beauty will sonner transform honesty from what it is to a bawd than the force of honesty can transform beauty into its likeness." (III.i. 111-114) After she says she believed he loved her, he says, "You should not have believed me; for virtue cannot so innoculate our old stock but we shall relish of it" (III.i.118-120).  Also refer to scene 2 lines 115-130 where Hamlet request to lie in Ophelia's lap; he gets a bit off-color there, speaking to her more like a lover.

Quote 3:  "I think nothing my lord" (III.ii.124).  "I shall obey, my lord" (I.iii.136).

There you go!  Good luck!