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Gertrude-Ophelia
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1991  Friday, 2 December 2005

From: 		John W. Kennedy <
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Date: 		Thursday, 01 Dec 2005 20:55:10 -0500
Subject: 16.1986 Gertrude-Ophelia
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1986 Gertrude-Ophelia

John Reed <
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 >But I have the feeling by now that lack of evidence or wrong method
 >of reconstruction doesn't really account for the vehemence of the
 >rejection of the idea.  There must be something else, possibly of a
 >more philosophical or religious nature, that leads to the notion that
 >Gertrude could not have killed Ophelia.  I wonder what it is.  It's
 >probably unconscious, or otherwise hidden, but maybe we can ferret
 >it out.  "Gertrude could not have killed Ophelia because...."  Because
 >what?

I, for one, find the above paragraph deeply insulting.

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