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Written by Jezkalyn
(6/13/2003 11:03 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, More on Hamlet's "sea change", penned by Laraine
Perhaps that is why I feel so vague about it. All I can say is perhaps, as in life, it takes many motivations to create an action.
] The scene at Ophelia's grave is very rash--but he's confronting her death, the "maimed rites" tell him it was a suicide, and he's being accused of causing her death -- and all at once.
I have always felt this to a bit a bit of overkill. I have never been sure that he was fully sincere in his outburst. But that is another thread.... :-)
] That's a whole bunch of nastiness inside a minute or two, and the fact that he gets really angry is a sign to me that he is much, much more confortable with himself than he's been since the action started.
I think he is much more comfortable with his passions. He has learned to trust them, for better or worse.... He is also much more confident in his quest. As Cheryl pointed out, H. realizes that it si either him or Claudius.
BTW, Congratulations on your son's marriage!
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