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    Hamlet-like

    What does "Hamlet-like" mean in the following paragraph. "Gandhi's reaction to Subhash's victory was uncharacteristically devoid of grace. In a public statement he said that since he had prevailed upon Sitaramayya not to withdraw from the contest (Congress presidentship), the latter's defeat was 'more mine than his'. Eventually, Gandhi had his own way and Subhash resigned, and launched his own party. Throughout the unseemly controversy Nehru's behavior was Hamlet-like. This did not rebound to his credit." Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Hamlet-like

    Hamlet was a character in a play called "Hamlet" by Shakespeare.

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    Re: Hamlet-like

    In Shakespeare's play, Hamlet was sad and depressed. He has been called the melancholy Prince.

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    Re: Hamlet-like

    Does this meaning of "melancholy" fit in the context ?

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    Re: Hamlet-like

    Which meaning of melancholy?

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    Re: Hamlet-like

    Hamlet was also indecisive and put things off. Would that work here?
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    Re: Hamlet-like

    I think meaning of "indecisive and putting things off" suits better in the context. Thanks.

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