| Quote #10
Follow her close; give her good watch,
Ophelia's mad ramblings are a source of major concern in the royal court, as we see here when Claudius orders Horatio to keep a close eye on her. The fact is that Ophelia's babblings about her father's murder could have important political implications – "for she may strew / Dangerous conjectures in ill-breeding minds" (4.5.2). Later, we see just how volatile the realm can be when Laertes leads a rebellion and finds many eager supporters who would help him overthrow King Claudius.