The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2399 Thursday, 18 December 2003
Date: Wednesday, 17 Dec 2003 08:37:36 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 14.2390 Ophelia's Hamlet's True Love So It Seems
Comment: Re: SHK 14.2390 Ophelia's Hamlet's True Love So It Seems
Why did I say poor Howard when I meant poor Harold? I'm sure there is a
good reason, an old folk song perhaps, but Harold it is.
In his short essay at the end of the Burton Raffel annotated Hamlet,
Yale (2003), Bloom states that Hamlet first loves "the image of
authority, the dead father, and the object of the dead father's love,
who is also the object of Claudius's love. When Hamlet matures, or
returns fully to himself, he transcends the love of authority, and
ceases to love at all ... "
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