What excerpt from Act III of Hamlet supports the conclusion that Hamlet is critical of women? Hamlet:Is this a prologue, or the posy of a ring? Ophelia:’Tis brief, my lord. Hamlet:As woman’s love. Hamlet:Madam, how like you this play? Gertrude:The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Ophelia:What means this, my lord? Hamlet:Marry, this is miching mallecho; it means mischief. Ophelia:Belike this show imports the argument of the play. Ophelia:The king rises. Hamlet:What! frighted with false fire? Gertrude:How fares my lord? Polonius:Give o’er the play.
Ophelia:’Tis brief, my lord. Hamlet: As woman’s love. When he says that woman's love is brief, he is certainly being critical of them.