The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1000 Tuesday, 9 May 2000.
Date: Monday, 8 May 2000 20:12:32 -0400
Subject: 11.0964 Hamlet German
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0964 Hamlet German
The mother of all Freudian slips.
> " How stand I then,
> That have a father kill'd, a mother stain'd,"
>I come up with an association to the previous major scene in which H.
>kills a father (Ophelia's). A mother stain'd? his own? Which brings me
>to tell myself "No, no! - the "have" is the have of possession, not of
>the perfect tense."