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Thread #28939 Message #363019
Posted By: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
25-Dec-00 - 03:39 AM
Thread Name: Help: With 'Thee/Thou/Thy
Subject: RE: Help: With 'Thee/Thou/Thy
Shakespeare makes very careful use of thou/thee and you, for instance when the speaker changes from familiar (more intimate) to formal, etc. Compare Hamlet, I.ii, where the king addresses his stepson as "you", and Gertrude uses ""thy" etc; Hamlet gets annoyed with his mother and winds up saying "I shall in all my best obey *you* Madam".