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Stereotyping Hamlet..."wandering aimlessly"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1533  Thursday, 15 September 2005

[1] 	From: 	Arthur Lindley <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 14 Sep 2005 20:15:46 +0800
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 16.1516 Stereotyping Hamlet..."wandering aimlessly"

[2] 	From: 	R. A. Cantrell <
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	Date: 	Wednesday, 14 Sep 2005 09:50:29 -0500
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From: 		Arthur Lindley <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 14 Sep 2005 20:15:46 +0800
Subject: 16.1516 Stereotyping Hamlet..."wandering aimlessly"
Comment: 	RE: SHK 16.1516 Stereotyping Hamlet..."wandering aimlessly"

 >I recall Kurt Vonnegut Jr citing Horatio as the "sane and decent man" in
 >the play.  I wouldn't necessarily characterize Hamlet as not sane....
 >but he's a few buns short of a wiener roast.
 >
 >Cheryl Newton

Of course, the hopeless inadequacy of a 'sane and decent' mentality to 
understanding the world of the play is apparent at every point, nowhere 
more than in Horatio's final lines.

Arthur

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Date: 		Wednesday, 14 Sep 2005 09:50:29 -0500
Subject: 16.1516 Stereotyping Hamlet..."wandering aimlessly"
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1516 Stereotyping Hamlet..."wandering aimlessly"

 >in a fully human way

egad

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