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Written by Line
(5/31/2003 9:36 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Claudius and the younger generation, penned by Elysha
] Could his behavior toward Fortinbras -- in going over his head to manage the threat and then accepting the father's word on Fortinbras' behalf -- be analogous to his blindness toward Hamlet? He seems to think that the ambitious youth doesn't really play the major role on the political scene, but is more a wild card to be manipulated with care.
I think you've got Claudius' attitude to both of them exactly right!
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