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Hamlet's Fat

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.128  Thursday, 22 March 2012

 

From:        Michael Zito < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Date:         March 21, 2012 9:34:39 PM EDT

Subject:     Fat/“the fat weed” 

 

In a recent post, Marie Merkel referred to “the fat weed,” which led

me to chew on this: that the remarks about the “fat weed” and the

concerns of the Ghost of King Hamlet about the possibility of his

son’s inaction/lethargy are quite interesting and insightful, almost

as if to say or suggest the analogy:

 

King Hamlet : King Henry IV :: Prince Hamlet : Prince Hal

 

And indeed it goes so heavily with Hamlet’s disposition,

 

mz

 
 

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