The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0068 Monday, 12 January 2004
From: Tom Pendleton <
Date: Friday, 9 Jan 2004 15:23:57 -0500
Subject: 15.0061 Psychology of Gertrude
Comment: RE: SHK 15.0061 Psychology of Gertrude
>>At the end of the day I think I agree with David Cohen that the son's
>>idealization of his father is not very frequent in Shakespeare, but
>>Hamlet, Richard III, and to a lesser degree Prince Hal, Guiderius and
>>Arviragus (for Belarius), the Bastard (for Richard the
>>Lion-Hearted)--these last three noted by Cohen--Orlando, Titus's rapidly
>>diminishing roster of sons, and even Ferdinand might well suggest that
>>at least high regard for one's father is something less than truly rare.
>>The difference of opinion is negotiable.
>I think Tom Pendleton has it exactly right. No need to negotiate!
Thank you. But I suspect our conversation may have become too gentile
for SHAKSPER. I'll call you a bad name in my next post, if only to keep
my credentials valid.
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