This is one Lucianus, nephew to the king.

Hamlet himself is currently nephew to the king. And yet Lucianus is not Hamlet’s surrogate in this play, but Claudius’. The layers of obfuscation continue.
Is there some implicit threat in the casting of the poisoner as closest to himself?
Is there some way he’s saying to Claudius, “I’m coming for you, watch out.” Or is it just obfuscation?

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