We have here writ
To Norway, uncle of young Fortinbras,

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

Meaning

Claudius is nothing like his murdered brother. Whereas Old Hamlet is warlike and a man of action, Claudius is a cerebral character, instead choosing to go over Fortinbras' head to solve the problem rather than confronting it at the source. In this way parallels can be drawn between Hamlet and Claudius.

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