December 10th, 2010

let it be written. i. am an ass.

something of myself?

how pregnant sometimes his replies are! a happiness
that often madness hits on, which reason and sanity
could not so prosperously be delivered of.


(again it's meet to say i think not hamlet mad (when the wind is southerly), but merely mad in craft)


perhaps also

a dull and muddy-mettled rascal,
[who] peak[s] like john-a-dreams, unpregnant of my cause



also, it's clear,
my lungs are tickle o' th' sear
let it be written. i. am an ass.

25 words to describe hamlet (per grashupfer's entry)

noble (ophelia, laertes, horatio, hamlet's ghost)
sweet (claudius, gertrude, horatio)
kind (hamlet)
cruel (hamlet)
piteous (ophelia)
profound (ophelia)
jangled (ophelia)
subject to his birth (laertes)
apt (hamlet's ghost)
crafty (guildenstern)
distracted (rosencrantz)
melancholy (hamlet, claudius)
dear (gertrude)
wretch (gertrude)
loved (claudius)
turbulent (claudius)
tardy (hamlet)
naked (hamlet)
alone (hamlet)
an ass (hamlet)
author (claudius)
  • Current Music
    i'll get a pen&make a list/&give you my analysis/but i can't write this story
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a poll

Poll #1655543 cruel kindness

hamlet never ceases to love ophelia

agree
2(33.3%)
disagree
3(50.0%)
this statement and its contrary are both defensible and a definite answer can't be reached
0(0.0%)
i cannot agree or disagree without qualifying my answer
1(16.7%)
i would like to complain about this poll
0(0.0%)

hamlet is cruel to ophelia because he doesn't want her to be in love with him when he meets his inevitable doom; he wants to spare her grief

this is his entire motivation
1(16.7%)
this is his primary motivation
1(16.7%)
this is his lesser motivation
0(0.0%)
this is not his motivation at all
2(33.3%)
i cannot choose any of the above without qualifying my answer
2(33.3%)
i would like to complain about this poll
0(0.0%)
  • Current Music
    whenever i take a choice it turns away
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