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Written by Cheryl
(5/19/2003 10:55 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, But then he says..., penned by Barbara
Yes, this is what I thought. She has just returned his love letters and tokens and says "Take these again; for to the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind." I can see a man saving face and saying, "Oh well, no big deal. I never loved you anyway."
But of what is she accusing him with that "when givers prove unkind." I'm trying to remember - isn't this the first time we see them interact in the play? He bursts into her room after seeing the ghost, but that is all, and takes place offstage. Am I remembering correctly?
I wonder what their relationship has been this past month or two since his father died. Has he, in his grief, avoided her and spurned her company? Is this the unkindness of which she speaks?
There's so much about this relationship we don't know...
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