That cannot be, since I am still possessed of these effects for which I did the murder, My crown, mine own ambition, and my Queen.

There it is.
That might be enough to convict you in a court of law.
“I did the murder.”
It’s buried in there a little bit
but it is clear.
And not only do we have the confession, we also get the motive, or motives.
I’m interested in the distinction between his crown and his own ambition. How might those things be different than each other?
Are there things Claudius wants to accomplish as king? Does he have ambition to overhaul the Danish Health Care system, for example? Is he wanting to build some roads?
Get some buildings named after himself?
I might have thought that the crown would be the end result of ambition but perhaps there’s more.


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