Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth Essay

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Poquette has a bachelor's degree in English and specializes in writing about literature. In the following essay, Poquette discusses the inspector's inability to learn Dogg in Stoppard's play.

In Dogg's Hamlet, Cahoot's Macbeth, most of the characters who do not speak Dogg at the beginning have picked it up by the end, just by listening to others speak it. This mirrors the audience's experience as they learn Dogg along with the characters. However, there is one major character who does not understand Dogg—the inspector. In her 1999 chapter on Stoppard's political plays in Twayne's English Authors Series Online, Susan Rusinko noted of the inspector that "Without realizing it he has picked up some Dogg, thus illustrating the . . . earlier comment that one doesn't learn Dogg, but only catches it." Why is the inspector able to catch the Dogg language enough to repeat it but not understand it? Two...

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