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Between Scylla and Charybdis

Between Scylla and Charybdis - Dennis Zuo Shakespeare Mrs...

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Dennis Zuo Shakespeare Mrs. Neusen December 17, 2006 Between Scylla and Charybdis In the saga of Homer’s renowned Odyssey, Odysseus was given advice by the sorceress Circe to sail closer to Scylla, a ravenous sea monster, for another voracious evil creature Charybdis could drown his whole ship. Thus Odysseus had to make a mortal choice between Scylla and Charybdis. As the tide of time drifts back and forth, “between Scylla and Charybdis” gradually has come to mean being in a state where one is between two dangers and moving away from one will result to be in danger of the other. If Hamlet were to resemble the reincarnation of the mighty Odysseus, then he too had to face the same dilemma; except this time Hamlet had to pick his course between sanity and madness. As the legend goes, Odysseus successfully navigated his ship past Scylla and Charybdis, but Scylla managed to catch six of his men, devouring them alive. With striking similitude, Hamlet obtained the horrid truth from
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