It's really simple. He offed Polonius, thinking
he was Claudius. He can do it. He even perhaps wants
to do it (no one, not even the audience, should take
him at his word), but just keeps putting it off.
As to jazz --- I realised that I had left the door
wide open for pin sticking. Thanks for not letting
From: Jennifer Formichelli
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Sent: 5/16/03 5:46 PM
Subject: Re: Hamlet and Lear
Regarding the posts on Hamlet, here is a quote from our previous
>To be indecisive and to be incapable of action are not the same.
>Indeed. I think neither applies to Hamlet. He can act. He just doesn't
>He seems to be more of a procrastinator. Perhaps he is Mexican? I think
>in the end he gets the point.
Peter, this is simply _untrue_. Hamlet repeatedly states that he _wants_
to kill Claudius. This is blatant. IV.iv. 42-3:
--I do not know
Why yet I live to say 'this thing's to do,'
Sith I have cause, and will, and strength, and means,
To do 't.
>Go to it, o jazzman.
What does this mean?