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Re: Hamlet's Clashing Ideals
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1704  Friday, 6 July 2001

From:           Brian Haylett <
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Date:           Thursday, 05 Jul 2001 17:30:23 +0100
Subject: 12.1693 Re: Hamlet's Clashing Ideals
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1693 Re: Hamlet's Clashing Ideals

>Claudius is also exposed as the murderer of Laertes and of the Queen
>(his sister-wife ... positively Wagnerian, isn't it?), the last of which
>must seem even more horrible to those "who look pale and tremble at this
>chance."
>
>Paul E. Doniger

One must disagree: those deaths are not murders by any definition, and
they are not directly attributable to Claudius but to the situation
which the Ghost has initiated.

Brian Haylett

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