If you were allowed to ask Hamlet one important question,what would you ask??If you were allowed to ask hamlet one important question,what would you ask??

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Jamie Wheeler eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I would ask why he found it necessary to be so cruel to Ophelia.  She could easily have been persuaded to give him up without the overt degradation that drove her to suicide.  His bitterness seems transferred, unfairly, from Gertrude to the innocent Ophelia:

3.1. 155-160:  “God hath given you one face, and you / make yourselves another.  You jig and amble and you (lisp); you nickname God’s creatures and make your wantonness your ignorance.  Go to, I’ll have no / more on’t.  It hath made me mad.  I say we will have / no more marriage.”  

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amy-lepore eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Hamlet, why are you running around the Mulberry bush? 

 

That's the question to Hamlet.  The advice would be:  Hamlet, just ask Claudius if he murdered your father.  Then lead, follow, or get out of the way.

linda-allen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Why the subterfuge? Just ask Claudius if he murdered your father.

reidalot eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Hamlet, why don't you act for the good of Denmark?????

Why the subterfuge? Just ask Claudius if he murdered your father.

Ya, that's true, but we need to ask Hamlet one question,not Claudius

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