"If with too credent ear you list his songs, or lose your heart or your chaste treasure open" (43)
As Laertes goes off to college and he talks to Ophelia, instead of talking to her in a sad way because he is departing her, Laertes does not bid farewell. Instead, Laertes gives Ophelia advice about her situation with Hamlet. Laertes acts as an overprotective brother as he gives her advice on what Hamlet may try to do. For example, when Laertes explains for Ophelia to not faill for his words and if she does fall for him, watch out for her treasures or in other words her virginity. Laertes is looked upon as a good brother and really shows his maturity as he is expressed as a strong person willing to give help to his little sister.