The following lines, Scene by Scene, demonstrate the existence of the Love Theme in the play, and show its significance.
Scene 1#184 As needful in our loves, fitting our duty? - it's explicit that love motivates Horatio and the sentinels to tell Hamlet about the Ghost.
Scene 2#112 And with no less nobility of love - Claudius claims nobility of love for Hamlet.
Scene 2#200 Hamlet: For God's love, let me hear! - in this case the expression is a mild oath.
Scene 2#266 I will requite your loves, so fare you well; - Hamlet promises he'll do what he can for Horatio, Marcellus, and Bernardo.
Scene 2#270 Hamlet: Your loves, as mine to you, farewell; - Hamlet states love as his sentiment.
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