Omg. The moment I found this Tumblr, I literally had tears in my eyes.
/end of nerdy girl thank you post
You found out my secret. Making nerdy girls cry is fuckyeahhamlet’s ultimate goal.
I mean, thank you. <3 It really does make me happy that you (you my dear & all my beautiful followers) find fuckyeahhamlet interesting enough to follow. I almost cry from happiness every time someone likes or reblogs something. Because I’m pathetic a nerdy girl as well.
If thou didst ever hold me in thy heart, Absent thee from felicity a while, And in this harsh world draw thy breath in pain To tell my story
- Hamlet to Horatio
Two weekends ago, I was volunteering for the production of Hamlet in Alcatraz so I saw about two of the shows and all I kept on thinking about was how great Hamlet and Horatio were together. I’ve seen five adaptations of the play and the Danish prince’s friendship with Horatio has always been my favorite especially the part where Horatio offers to drink the poison and Hamlet tells him to live. Horatio was always there for the troubled prince and he stayed by his side whilst everyone Hamlet cared about shunned him as a crazy fool. The quote from above confuses me a little, does Hamlet want his dear friend to follow him into death after Horatio tells his story? He does say “absent thee…a while”… It makes me wonder, if Lion King was based on Hamlet, who was his Horatio?
Other bromance that I love from literature was of Victor Frankenstein and Henry Clerval… Victor should’ve told Henry about the monster!
No one really knows what that Hamlet quote is about, do they? People just kind of use it to say “look, I know a Shakespeare quote”.
I’m not trying to insult anyone, it’s just interesting how a quote can have one well-known meaning, but if you put it into the play’s context, it means something completely different.
To most people it just means “to do this or not to do this”, or something along those lines, anyway.
If you read that monologue in Hamlet, it’s referring to Hamlet’s question to whether or not he should kill himself.
I guess that goes along with a theme in the play though; no one knows if Hamlet is crazy or not, if the ghost is real or not… It seems there are two possible meanings to everything - as does this quote.