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Written by Jezkalyn
(5/28/2003 12:49 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR:Polonius as co-conspiritor?, penned by Sarah Kaye
] As I mentioned in another post- Hamlet is clearly a competent heir, so Claudius has to have the assistance and support of someone else in the governement in order to step into the succession line and it seems as if Polonius is the most likely canidate.
Sari gave us all avery good explanation of how kings were elected in Denmark at the time of Hamlet. Familial succession was not a matter of course. Take a look. It's fascinating. I've linked it below for your ease.
As for Polonius, I guess I have always seen him more as comic relief, and no real threat. There is no cut and dried textual proof of his direct involvement in Claudius' plot - nor to what extent. I have always thought the deeds as purely Claudius', but I am beginning to rethink that. Ain't it grand when you are encouraged to look at something in a different way?
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