“Doubt thou the stars are fire,
Doubt thou the sun doth move,
Doubt truth to be a liar,
But never doubt I love.”
– Hamlet, II.2
I love this quote from Hamlet to Ophelia. OMG, so sweet, right?
Well…it would be. Except that these lines are actually spoken by OPHELIA’S DAD to HAMLET’S MOM!
That’s right. Exemplifying every teenager’s worst nightmare, Ophelia and Hamlet’s parents are standing around talking about the teenage romance. Even worse, Ophelia’s dad has found Hamlet’s love letters and is reading them OUT LOUD to Hamlet’s parents. #mortifying!
So, the real reason why I love this quote is because it’s beautiful, but not so straightforward. Like many of Shakespeare’s best quotes…
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