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Written by Cheryl
(6/12/2003 12:52 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: Does Hamlet change when he's at sea? why?, penned by Jezkalyn
I think the letter Claudius sends with R&G is the key to Hamlet's new resolve. He now knows that Claudius not only killed his father, but is now actively plotting to kill Hamlet. He has his "proof" that Claudius killed his father and so is determined to take his revenge, but now, he has the added incentive of knowing that it's "him or me" and that has a way of focusing one's attention and resolve. ;-)
I agree with your point as well, that the time away from the court and all its machinations is good for him. Gives him the time he needs to think things through without the added pressures playing all those roles and games he's been forced to adopt. To just be himself and make plans and ready himself to do what needs to be done.
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