Limited access

Upgrade to access all content for this subject

What is the thematic significance of Polonius analyzing Hamlet’s love letter to Ophelia?

A

A love letter can be sickeningly effusive and sentimental to one who does not feel the expressed emotion himself or herself.

B

It is easy to judge superficially but difficult to truly perceive the sincerity of one person’s expressed emotion to another.

C

The sincerity of a person’s professed love can be evaluated according to his or her use of certain words and phrases.

D

It is deeply embarrassing to have a love letter intercepted and read by a parent or other close relative.

E

Love letters, by their very essence, are manipulations designed to achieve selfish ends for their writers.

Select an assignment template