Upon the talk of the poisoning?

Again, it is interesting that it is the TALK of the poisoning rather than the poisoning itself
that triggers Claudius’ response.
This line makes that very explicit as does the order of events. The poisoning in the (non) dumb show triggers no response. The poisoning in the dumb show may be a slow burn trigger- like it could light the match but it’s the TALK of the poisoning that sets off the bomb.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

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

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com 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 )

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s