Why is this blog titled as such? Well. . .
I adore Shakespeare and find Hamlet to be my favorite play that I've read or seen of his (so far). OK, so why the negative title?
I'm not a person of high-born lineage-thus negating a tragedy based on my life following Aristotelian standards (see his Poetics, especially 8.1)
I'm not pestered by demons. Some view the ghost of Old Hamlet as a demon tempting Hamlet to murder and damnation. While there are persons I don't particularly like, I don't wish them dead. Maybe just maimed.
I'm not dead.
I am not involved in some familial-political intrigue (though my family is certainly interesting).
I don't reside in nor have I ever visited Denmark.
I am (to the best of my awareness) not fictional.
I'm not Hamlet for positive reasons too.
- I teach
- I'm married with two children
- I wish to homestead
- I am Protestant with Catholic and Orthodox sympathies
There is probably an interminable list to create about why I'm not Hamlet, but I'll keep it there for now.
Boy, this is a rather pedestrian start. Maybe I should post photos of myself naked, covered in honey and salt.