likeniobe: themaskedphoenix: exeunt-pursued-…

likeniobe:

themaskedphoenix:

exeunt-pursued-by-a-bear:

dark-haired-hamlet:

likeniobe:

this is what I mean

I never thought about how Horatio switches to “thee” only because Hamlet is no longer there with him (he has just died). And now my heart is breaking.

@grizzlythresher this is what I was talking about the other day!

Wait please explain

in this post I was just highlighting how some characters use “you” when directly addressing someone they care about but shift to “thee” when addressing that person in absence – the significance is that “you” is the more formal, distant pronoun whereas “thee” is warmer and more intimate, the implication being that the characters either don’t or can’t voice their full affection for the other