Hamlet wants proof that Claudius killed Hamlet's father.
Othello wants proof that Desdemona has been unfaithful to her
marriage vows. In Othello's case, Iago stage manages the
proof, even though Desy was innocent. In Hamlet's case, he
stage manages the proof in the form of the play within the play.
He gets good results, but does not seem to feel they are adequate.


Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
Camosun College
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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-----Original Message-----
From: Rita Proffitt [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2003 6:29 PM
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Subject: Re: Hamlet and Prufrock

professor - proof of what? novice of TSE