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|GR: More on Claudius
Written by Cheryl
(5/27/2003 4:05 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Claudius military decisions, penned by Jezkalyn
I'm so proud. :o) Yes, Claudius is a stronger king than Hamlet would be (IMO), but not as good as the guy who already had the job! ;-)
] Claudius seems to treat Fortinbras as a misbehaving upstart child. After all, he goes to Old norway to negotiate, not to F himself.
And this makes sense to me. After all Old Norway is the King, supposedly he has influence and control over his nephew...
] Seems to me, F is a very real threat to Denmark. Perhaps that is why he lets F traipse across Denmark to Poland - C is grossly underestimating the threat.
Yes, Fortinbras is a big threat, and Claudius does underestimate him, which leads me to wonder just how good a military leader he is. And how savvy an advisor Polonius is, for he had no objection to Fortinbras crossing through Denmark either. Neither of them are as smart as they like to think they are...
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