I’m not sure what definition of “disturbing” the Huffington Post used, but the usual suspects are all here in their list of Shakespeare’s Most Disturbing Deaths.
Lavinia of course, and Cordelia. Dedemona. All disturbing in their own different ways.
Macbeth? Well, I suppose. We see Macduff walking around with his head later. That’s pretty disturbing.
Hamlet’s dad. Hamlet’s dad? He doesn’t even die in the course of the play! He makes the list because of the ghost’s *description* of how he died. Ummm…..that’s a bit of a cop out.
Cleopatra? After admitting that she dies happily (and voluntarily)? You put her on your list of disturbing deaths just because “we think it’d be a pretty bad way to go”? I call shenanigans.
What do you think? In their padding of a few questionable entries, did they miss any better, more disturbing deaths?
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