That’s right, or drinking, swearing, fist-fighting, visiting prostitutes—that kind of thing.
This is definitely love-craziness. Love is such a violent emotion that it makes people self-destruct, as much as any strong emotion.
Polonius sends servant Renaldo to "check in" on his son Laertes. Wants to make sure he's studying, not partying.
I’m asking you to stay a while at court and spend some time with him.
Ophelia has a weird encounter with her love, Hamlet. He barged into her room, acted like a crazy man, and then barged out.
Hamlet wrote this letter to Ophelia?
“You may wonder if the stars are fire, You may wonder if the sun moves across the sky. You may wonder if the truth is a liar But never wonder if I love.
Polonius thinks Hamlet is love crazy and that he's self-destructing because of his love for Ophelia and she blames herself for being distant at her father and brothers advice. Polonius thinks he really does love her now.
Failing in his battle against the Greeks. His old sword, Which Priam cannot wield anymore, lies where it fell. An unfair opponent,
Rosenerantz and Guildernstern, have been summoned to the castle by the king and queen to keep close watch one Hamlet.
Polonius tells Claudius that Hamlet's madness is due to unrequited love for Ophelia, but Claudius is not convinced and plots to spy on Hamlet.
A troupe of actors also arrives at Elsinore to entertain the court and are persuaded to include some lines written by Hamlet.