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Hamlet and Ophelia's Relationship

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In Act IV, Scene v, Ophelia sings this song:

To-morrow is Saint Valentine's day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.
Then up he rose, and donn'd his clothes,
And dupp'd the chamber-door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more…
Quoth she, before you tumbled me,
You promised me to wed.
So would I ha' done, by yonder sun,
An thou hadst not come to my bed.

What does this song suggest about her relationship with Hamlet, and her present feelings about that relationship?

A

That she and Hamlet had a chaste relationship, and that she feels proud of maintaining her virtue with Hamlet.

B

That she and Hamlet had a chaste relationship, but that she regrets having insisted on her purity.

C

That she and Hamlet had a sexual relationship, and that she fears her brother’s and father’s words of caution were accurate.

D

That she and Hamlet had a sexual relationship, and that she defies anyone to question Hamlet’s intentions for her.

E

That she and Hamlet had a sexual relationship and that she regrets it deeply.