O, God! a beast, that wants discourse of reason,
Would have mourn'd longer--married with my uncle,
My father's brother, but no more like my father
Than I to Hercules:

from William Shakespeare – Hamlet Act 1 Scene 2 on Rap Genius


Hamlet wonders how and why his mother Queen Gertrude could have possibly married someone who was so different than the late king (and his father) that quickly. He compares the differences of his father and his uncle to himself and the Greek divine hero Hercules.

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