"One may even suggest that the various interpretations of Hamlet's uniquely modern psychology (from Goethe and Coleridge to Mallarmé and Joyce) are themselves part of the play and its subject matter (just as Lévi-Strauss suggested that Freud's conception of the Oedipus complex was to be added in as one more version of the ancient myth), for in that sense they amount to the ideological justifications furnished by an emergent modern bourgeoisie to a transitional and objective situation of a wholly different kind, in which neither of the alternatives (the feudal baron's violence, the businessman's negotiations) has anything positive about it."

{ Fredric Jameson, Brecht and Method, Verso, 1998 }

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