why does Laertes not want Ophelia to date Hamlet? Act 1. iii.

Act 1. iii.

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He tells her that, "Lord Hamlet is a prince out of thy star. This must not be.” He says that Hamlet is a prince and cannot marry Ophelia. Hamlet would have to marry for political and power reasons. Ophelia is not important enough. He also means that Hamlet is using Ophelia for sex.