The Mousetrap.

Extend the metaphor and Claudius is clearly the mouse, the play designed to trap him, to catch him with the cheese as it were.
I like the image of Claudius as a mouse. It diminishes him in a funny way. It’s not the Bear Trap or the Lion trap. It makes Claudius a poisoning nuisance rather than a large threat.

I myself am afraid of mice – though I know that fear is unfounded. But even if you’re not afraid of a mouse, you still don’t want one in your house. Claudius as a mouse, hides in corners – scurries from one bad deed to the net – looking for things to chew up and consume. Claudius – The Mouse King.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.