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|GR: Hamlet's problem
Written by Jezkalyn
(5/29/2003 9:39 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Food and drink, penned by Cheryl
] Hamlet's anger and bitterness comes through very clearly in these statements - taking common, everyday experiences - eating and drinking - and putting his own cynical twist on them. But then he also was so eloquent in his assertion that man is much more: "What is a man, If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed? a beast, no more."
I think you have hit it on the head here. Eating and drinking a such corporal activities. His is a higher call. Conatrasted with Claudius, who clearly enjoys a good King's rouse.
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