Heart of Hearts
Hamlet: I’m 70% gay, 30% cynical and about 10% star-crossed.
Horatio: But… that makes 110%.
Hamlet: I’M ALSO OVERLY DRAMATIC AND TEND TO EXAGGERATE OKAY
I had to read Hamlet for college and I’m glad that everyone in this trash website agrees that Hamlet x Horatio is a thing.
Hamlet to Horatio in The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet by Myrlin A. Hermes
Things I am never ever going to get over:
• The fact that the scene at the end of Hamlet where Horatio goes to drink the poison to join Hamlet in death is an exact perfect parallel of the scene at the end of Romeo & Juliet where Juliet goes to drink the poison to join Romeo in death, which is not at all a coincidence.
• The fact that the entire play Horatio is calm and level-headed but the moment Hamlet is dying all that goes out the window as he becomes a grief-stricken mess, completely unprepared and unwilling to live without Hamlet.
• The fact that the word “sweet” has historical significance as a deliberate indicator of homosexual love and how that means the inclusion of “sweet prince” at the end of the play is a completely deliberate indication that Hamlet and Horatio were in love.
haha in reference to this post, this is how I used to draw Hamlet and Horatio in high school. I’m sure the platinum blond was inspired by the 1996 version.
$100 bucks to the person who can explain why the first google search for “was Horatio…” autofills to “was Horatio in love with Hamlet?”
Another $100 bucks to the person who can explain why all the results for said google search only lead to sites where angry old men vehemently deny there could be anything gay in their precious Shakespeare when young students dare to pose questions about it.