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|GR: Thanks for the info!
Written by Laraine
(5/27/2003 8:43 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The election, penned by Sari2
I've never fully understood how Hamlet could have given Fortinbras his dying voice in what appeared from the outside to be a fairly democratic process.
But since it was apparently more representative, and having more power meant having a greater voice, it makes perfect sense.
I agree that Shakespeare was probably just taking the custom and dropping it into an English Renaissance sort of court to make it work for his purposes.
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