I do not think so.

I feel like it’s easy to think Hamlet is being uncharacteristically optimistic here. He thinks he’s going to win this?

But – he’s not saying he’s going to win the sword fight. He’s going to win at the odds – that is, the wager that Claudius has is that he’s not going to lose entirely – that he’ll get a few hits in. Which he does. Sort of.

It is a funny wager though – I bet you’re only going to lose a LITTLE bit.


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