"Get thee to a nunnery!"

Act III Scene 1 line 120

Hamlet Quotes

In Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Hamlet, the main character of this story, is saying this to the broken-hearted Ophelia. Hamlet says this when he pretends to be furious with Ophelia. The king and Polonius had just left the Elsinore, a room in the castle. Why does Hamlet bring this up? He brings this up because he if fed up with women. It is almost a depressing tone and you can tell when the king says, "Love?", that this tone is carried out for the rest of the night (Act 3 Scene 1 line 159). This is right after the quote "Get thee to a nunnery!" is said in Act III Scene 1 line 120. He had top say this when the king was out so they do not know that Ophelia is heart broken. Hamlet is playing, but maybe he means that what seemed like love once is defiantly not love any more, when he says this quote. The deeper meaning is in order to live a life of celibacy and not bring sinners, like himself, in to this world. It is described better when he says that he is the "Breeder if sinners" (Act III Scene 1 line 121). The world today is a breeder of sinners. There is so many things to get one of the main goal of life. Worldly things gets in the way of our relationship to the only person that matters in this world.