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-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to Hamlet, 5.2.77-78: "by the image of my cause, I see / The portraiture of his"


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Act 5, Scene 2, lines 77-78
by the image of my cause, I see / The portraiture of his: i.e., by thinking about my anger against King Claudius, I can understand Laertes' anger against me. —For both Hamlet and Laertes the "cause" is to take revenge on the killer of his father.