History Fridge / Hamlet

16th Apr '16 3:28:28 PM easternpunk
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* It always astounded me how viscous Hamlet became toward Claudius. Old Hamlet only told Young Hamlet to avenge his death. Nothing about making sure he's punished, just kill him. Right after the players leave, Hamlet is presented with a perfect chance to kill his uncle, but he doesn't. Why? Because his uncle is praying, and he doesn't want him to go to heaven. He doesn't just want to fulfill his father's wishes, he wants to send Claudius to Hell.

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* It always astounded me how viscous Hamlet became toward Claudius. Old Hamlet only told Young Hamlet to avenge his death. Nothing about making sure he's punished, just kill him. Right after the players leave, Hamlet is presented with a perfect chance to kill his uncle, but he doesn't. Why? Because his uncle is praying, and he doesn't want him to go to heaven. He doesn't just want to fulfill his father's wishes, he wants to send Claudius to Hell.Hell.
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16th Apr '16 3:27:43 PM easternpunk
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* It always astounded me how viscous Hamlet became toward Claudius. Old Hamlet only told Young Hamlet to avenge his death. Nothing about making sure he's punished, just kill him. Right after the players leave, Hamlet is presented with a perfect chance to kill his uncle, but he doesn't. Why? Because his uncle is praying, and he doesn't want him to go to heaven. He doesn't just want to fulfill his father's wishes, he wants to send Claudius to Hell.
28th Oct '15 4:15:26 AM MasoTey
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-> Why should we inAnnotate our peevish opposition \\

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-> Why should we inAnnotate in our peevish opposition \\
25th Jul '15 1:14:08 PM PrincessGwen
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* If you subscribe to the idea that Gertrude was a knownig particicant in her late husbands murder, the causes of death in the last scene make perfect sence: The two gallant sons avenging a murdered fathers death is killed by the sword in honest combat while the vilainous conspirators are killed by poisoned drink, often called a cowards weapon.

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* If you subscribe to the idea that Gertrude was a knownig particicant knowing participant in her late husbands husband's murder, the causes of death in the last scene make perfect sence: sense: The two gallant sons avenging a murdered fathers father's death is killed by the sword in honest combat while the vilainous villainous conspirators are killed by poisoned drink, often called a cowards coward's weapon.
30th Apr '15 10:04:57 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** Another piece of wordplay-related brilliance in Hamlet: Claudius' line, "My offense is rank; it stinks to heaven". It struck me at a literal fridge how layered and complex this line is, and how elegant a fusion of the tragic and the comic. Claudius' offense is 'rank' both in the sense of an unearned position (his ''rank'' as king) and in the sense that his offense is figuratively smelly and repulsive. It "stinks to heaven" both in the sense of a rising stench, and also in the sense of being repulsive to the heavens, an affront to the sacred.
* It was years before I finally got the 'country matters' joke in ''{{Hamlet}}''. Since then, I've enjoyed Shakespeare a great deal more. - Shinyfox
** Giggity.

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** * Another piece of wordplay-related brilliance in Hamlet: Claudius' line, "My offense is rank; it stinks to heaven". It struck me at a literal fridge how layered and complex this line is, and how elegant a fusion of the tragic and the comic. Claudius' offense is 'rank' both in the sense of an unearned position (his ''rank'' as king) and in the sense that his offense is figuratively smelly and repulsive. It "stinks to heaven" both in the sense of a rising stench, and also in the sense of being repulsive to the heavens, an affront to the sacred. \n* It was years before I finally got the 'country matters' joke in ''{{Hamlet}}''. Since then, I've enjoyed Shakespeare a great deal more. - Shinyfox\n** Giggity.



** Imprisoned at ''best''. They're out of towners, after all, and unlikely to be missed if they've already moved on from their normal place of performance.
15th Jul '14 2:42:00 PM vifetoile
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* Who was that first corpse he talked about there? Abel. 'A man who was killed by his own brother!''

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* Who was that first corpse he talked about there? Abel. 'A ''A man who was killed by his own brother!''
17th Jun '14 1:57:06 PM Mareon
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--> Why should we inAnnotate our peevish opposition \\

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As of a father... \\
Who was that first corpse he talked about there? Abel. 'A man who was killed by his own brother!''

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As of a father... \\\nWho
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was that first corpse he talked about there? Abel. 'A man who was killed by his own brother!''
17th Jun '14 1:56:35 PM Mareon
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* In Claudius first speech to Hamlet about his grief over his dead father, he say this:
--> Why should we inAnnotate our peevish opposition \\
Take it to heart? Fie! 'tis a fault to heaven, \\
A fault against the dead, a fault to nature, \\
To reason most absurd: whose common theme \\
Is death of fathers, and who still hath cried, \\
'''From the first corse''' till he that died to-day, \\
'This must be so.' We pray you, throw to earth \\
This unprevailing woe, and think of us \\
As of a father... \\
Who was that first corpse he talked about there? Abel. 'A man who was killed by his own brother!''
20th Oct '13 6:10:55 PM stitch99
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** Giggity.
* When Claudius prays for forgiveness in Act III, he says something to the effect of his crime being subject to the "most primal curse." But, of course, Claudius comes out of a very Christian background. What anecdote in Judeo-Christian teachings talks about a brother killing a brother?
25th Jul '13 8:59:14 AM skazka
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** Imprisoned at ''best''. They're out of towners, after all, and unlikely to be missed if they've already moved on from their normal place of performance.
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