What Would Ophelia Read?

What would Ophelia read?

Why is love so confusing and so difficult?

One day Prince Hamlet is writing me love poems like  "doubt thou the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love."  The next, he says “get thee to a nunnery!”  He's behaving so strangely, lately! Did I really make him go mad, or was it the king’s death and Queen Gertrude's quick remarriage?

Now Hamlet has killed my father and been sent away; Laertes is still not home, and I wish there were someone around here I could go to for advice. I feel like I'm losing my mind.

Come, my coach, good night ladies, good night--

What would Ophelia read?

All Hamlet book lists compiled by Roslyn Donald and Lucia LeBlanc. 


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