There lives within the very flame of love A kind of wick or snuff that will abate it;

My God, Claudius is the ultimate mansplainer. He tells Laertes all the things he didn’t want to know, all the things that surely Laertes knows better than Claudius and a whole mess of bullshit. Claudius uses speech as a weapon. If he just keeps talking, eventually his target may just surrender.

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