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The Lady Doth Protest Too Much

What a noble mind is here at last uncover’d!

The glass that I am has suffered

Where its precious form was quite dashed against the stone… 829 more words


Then trip him, that his heels may kick at heaven, And that his soul maybe as damned and black As hell, whereto it goes.

Hamlet does, in fact, manage to kill Claudius in the midst of an act that has no relish of salvation in’t. Claudius has just killed Gertrude (not on purpose, exactly, but he doesn’t stop her drinking that poison either) and meets his end while trying to scramble out of responsibility for any of it. 150 more words


We are such stuff as dreams are made on

I don’t believe in ghosts. But once someone has died, I think they continue with us. They continue in our memories and through their children (if lucky enough to have them): a tilt of the head or a look suddenly represents them to us. 684 more words



The prince of Denmark, and a student at the University of Wittenberg. At the beginning of the play, Hamlet’s father, King Hamlet, has recently died, and his mother, Queen Gertrude, has married the new king, Hamlet’s uncle Claudius. 766 more words


When he is drunk asleep, or in his rage, Or in th'incestous pleasure of his bed, At game, a-swearing, or about some act That has no relish of salvation in't -

Maybe this is where that bonkers Freudian theory about this play began. Because one of those things nestled in this list of horrible things his uncle does is Hamlet’s mother. 148 more words


Up, sword, and know thou a more horrid hent.

My students are often baffled by the notion of putting up one’s sword. They usually take it literally and take it mean that one should raise the sword, ready to fight. 142 more words


SBB: Ski lifts are scary! (and books and owls)

I’m back!

From the icy slopes of New Mexico – I have returned, with sore muscles, a loud cough, and a bunch of great memories! 1,086 more words

Sunday Blues-buster