"This is the very ecstasy of love."

Hamlet Quotes

In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Polonius tries to explain the love Hamlet has for Ophelia. This takes place in Act 2, scene 1 at Polinius' house in a room with him and Ophelia. Ophelia does not understand the level of love Hamlet has for her so Polonius saysto her, "This is the very ecstasy of love." Polinius believes the love Hamlet has for Ophelia is madness. Polonius uses the word ecstasy because it is such a strong word, and carries a heavy value. It is also strange, and mad which all explain the love Hamlet has for Ophelia. This all formulates to contribute to the tragedy that takes place.