But, sir, such answer as I can make, you should command; or rather, as you say, my mother.

Is Hamlet poking at Guildenstern’s status here? I mean, really, as the Prince, Hamlet should really only be commanded by his mother and the King. And maybe God or something.

So – is he, like, suggesting that Guildenstern is being out of line in trying to tell him what to do? Guildenstern is definitely being a twit in the scene, so it’s rather satisfying to watch Hamlet stick it to him in whatever way he can.


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