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Re: Romeo and Juliet
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1308  Monday, 13 May 2002

From:           Bill Arnold <
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Date:           Sunday, 12 May 2002 13:05:02 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 13.1149 Re: Romeo and Juliet
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1149 Re: Romeo and Juliet

L. Swilley writes, " But if R&J are 'star-crossed' in any absolute
sense, such that they can make no responsible choices,  but are mere
victims of chance, we would be here dealing with the equivalent of the
poor, mad Ophelia, in her madness merely an object, now a static result,
no longer a character at all. If R&J are absolutely 'star-crossed,' then
they are just other mad Ophelias."

Would anyone, or all, please tell me MORE about "the poor, mad Ophelia"
as an example of "other mad Ophelias" everywhere?  It sounds to me like
the title of a good book, or the other half of _Some Men Are From Mars,
Some Women Are Mad Ophelias_?

Bill Arnold

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