TITLE

Hamlet and Lameth

AUTHOR(S)
Brljak, Vladimir
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Notes & Queries;Jun2011, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p247
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article discusses similarities between the Christian patriarchal figure Lamech, a descendant of Cain, and the title character of William Shakespeare's play "Hamlet." The author suggests that Lameth, the alternate spelling of Lamech, is an anagram of Hamlet and examines other parallels between the two figures, including that both murdered fratricidal relatives and that both stories involve themes of vengeance. The author suggests that Shakespeare might have intentionally alluded to the Lamech story.
ACCESSION #
61048342

 

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