The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1000  Tuesday, 9 May 2000.

From:           Clifford Stetner <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Monday, 8 May 2000 20:12:32 -0400
Subject: 11.0964 Hamlet German
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0964 Hamlet German

The mother of all Freudian slips.

>      "                           How stand I then,
>      That have a father kill'd, a mother stain'd,"
>I come up with an association to the previous major scene in which H.
>kills a father (Ophelia's).  A mother stain'd? his own?  Which brings me
>to tell myself "No, no! - the "have" is the have of possession, not of
>the perfect tense."

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