Monday, October 14, 2013

Lagniappe: The Mind's Construction in the Face

From my quote journal.
Duncan:
There's no art
To find the mind's construction in the face:
He was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust.

Enter Macbeth ...
William Shakespeare, Macbeth
I love this because King Duncan is actually talking about someone else, a traitor who he trusted. But to have Macbeth enter right after those words, especially when we know Macbeth will become another such traitor ... well, timing is everything. Shakespeare, you genius you!

1 comment:

  1. Yes! One of the great moments in MacBeth. There are just so many in that short play. I believe MacBeth was Shakespeare's shortest play, and yet it feels like an epic.

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