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Psychology of Gertrude
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0068  Monday, 12 January 2004

From:           Tom Pendleton <
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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.
 >>
 >>Tom Pendleton
 >
 >I think Tom Pendleton has it exactly right.  No need to negotiate!
 >
 >David

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.

Best
Tom

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