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Signifying Nothing

"Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." Macbeth Quote (Act V, Scene V).

 

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Great quote! It says so much about the human condition, the one inescapable fact of all of our lives.



BTW, the Faulkner book entitled "The Sound And The Fury" was a direct reference to this passage. In one of his coolest literary moves, Faulkner has part of the book narrated by an idiot. The really cool thing is that the idiot's version of events sets up all other narrations in the book for deeper meanings and major themes. Yeah, that Faulkner was a real card!



DS

Applaud! I enjoy the works of Shakespeare too. He is brilliant but i was a little bit disappointment in "the merchant of venice". It sounds like racist to me. we should appraise him to the century which he belongs of course. But it gives that feeling to me and wanted to share that with you :)