Anyone else having this problem?
Hi, something has been bothering me since I first read Hamlet, and I was wondering if you could help me. In Act 1 Scene 2 when Hamlet asks Horatio what he's doing in Elsinore, he replies that he came for the King's funeral - but the implication is that the King died at least a month ago (nay, not two). Did the funeral just take forever or did Horatio hang around Elsinore for ages before seeing Hamlet after the funeral? And how why the soldiers see him before Hamlet? Thoughts?