At first, Hamlet feels love towards Ophelia. He expresses this love at the beginning of the play during Act I where he talks to her. We really start to realize Hamlets love for Ophelia in Act II, in his letter to Ophelia when he says, “Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love. (2.2.117-118). Hamlet expresses mixed feelings for Ophelia that confuse her, making her question whether or not his feelings for her were legitimate. Polonius advises Ophelia to stay away from Hamlet because they do not trust him. After Hamlet realizes a plan was developed to spy on him in order to figure out what is wrong with him, Hamlet realizes that no one can be trusted. At this point, Hamlets feelings change from love to concern.
Hamlet feels that all women are evil and rejects and insults Ophelia as his madness gets worse. Hamlet transfers the anger he feels toward his mother because of her marriage to Claudius, to Ophelia when she rejects him. Hamlet becomes more brutal in his rejection to Ophelia after she lies to him, because he loved her and thought he could trust her. He knows that Ophelia is spying on him for her father, and his rejection towards her worsens as he continues to despise his mother for her sins. Hamlet is more angry at his mother's relationship with Claudius than the murder of his father but his anger transfers over to Ophelia to cover up his