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Why does Hamlet repeatedly tell Ophelia to “get … to a nunnery”?
He has suddenly become religious and wants her to embrace religion as well.
He is mad with lust for her, but since he cannot marry her, he wants her unavailable to other suitors as well.
He feels hurt by her words and behavior and lashes out at her in exasperation.
He can think of no other way to end their disastrous conversation, so he arbitrarily chooses those words of advice.
He regrets his sexual relationship with her and wants her to commit to living a chaste life unblemished by sexual sin.