You speak like a green girl,
Unsifted in such perilous circumstance.
– William Shakespeare
Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3. Polonius is disgusted at his daughter Ophelia’s romantic relationship with Hamlet. Treating her as if she were a child, he belittles her as an innocent girl, inexperienced in the ways of love and sex. Polonius manipulates and exerts control over his daughter.