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|GR: Them or me
Written by Line
(6/13/2003 8:12 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: What could they really do?, penned by Jezkalyn
I agree that in that situation, with only moments to spare before someone walked in and caught me, and having just found out that I was in danger of my life, I probably wouldn't spend too much time worrying about my ex-friends! However, from the audience's point of view, I think Hamlet moves another step away from being on the side of the angels. He is responsible for the misery of one innocent person (Ophelia) and the deaths of three comparatively innocent people (Polonius, Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern)before he finally gets to the one he wants, Claudius. IMO, that makes him a very ambiguous hero!
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