Neither a borrower nor a lender be
As Laertes prepares to go off to college, his father Polonius shares some words of wisdom with him in preparation for the time ahead. This takes place at Polonius' house and the tone is deeply philosophical. This allows the audience to hear and identify with what Polonius says to his son Laertes. This quote is basically straight and to the point because warns against the dangers of borrowing or lending. In today's world, it is risky to borrow or lend in excess. Parents these days often give their children advice before sending them off to college, but it may not be as profound as This famous monologue.