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What is the thematic significance of Polonius analyzing Hamlet’s love letter to Ophelia?
A love letter can be sickeningly effusive and sentimental to one who does not feel the expressed emotion himself or herself.
It is easy to judge superficially but difficult to truly perceive the sincerity of one person’s expressed emotion to another.
The sincerity of a person’s professed love can be evaluated according to his or her use of certain words and phrases.
It is deeply embarrassing to have a love letter intercepted and read by a parent or other close relative.
Love letters, by their very essence, are manipulations designed to achieve selfish ends for their writers.