This was sometime a paradox, but now the time gives it proof.

Is Hamlet accusing Ophelia of being a slut? That her beauty transformed honesty into a bawd? Or that her beauty transformed Hamlet into a bawd? Is it basically the idea of someone so beautiful that you can’t help but get busy with them? Isn’t that basically many men’s explanation for rape?
The paradox – not entirely clear to me – the time giving it poof – would seem to implicate Ophelia. It’s not a direct implication, it’s like a passive aggressive way of saying a proverb that you mean for someone to take personally.

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