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|Very good point!
Written by Delories
(6/5/2003 5:00 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Role Playing, penned by Jezkalyn
] Well, in the bigger picture it think the presence of so much talk about acting and plays is because this play is all about appearances. Everyone is playing a role [snip] ... but I wonder if all of the characters who die are somehow pretending to be something they are not and those that are left standing (Fortinbras and Horatio) are just as we see them?
I had never thought of that, but now that you set it out, I definitely agree that there's a lot to what you say.
Which adds a poignancy to Horatio's parting words of "Good night, sweet prince, etc." Is it that he saw Hamlet as he "really" was, i.e. the goodness in him that was twisted by his father's murder/mother's (unknowing) remarriage to the murderer? Or is it meant to be ironic, in that although we the audience see Horatio as he is, Horatio never really knew Hamlet?
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