He is aware of the powerful reasons for murdering the king, but is nagged by self-doubt arising from his fear of retribution both in heaven and on earth and by his likely loss of reputation. However, any such fears are dismissed by his wife in the same practical tone that she used in Act I. Her taunting of her husband's weakness, coupled with the efficiency of her own plan, convince Macbeth that he should take on the "horrid deed. Notice the insistent repetition of individual words — if, were, done, be, but, and here — each repeated two or three times within the first few lines.
Marcus, after which Stephen Orgel learnedly describes the Court masques. And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover To entertain these fair well-spoken days, I am determined to prove a villain And hate the idle pleasures of these days. The opening ferocity of Richard, still Duke of Gloucester, in The Tragedy of Richard the Third, is hardly more than a fresh starting-point for the development of the Elizabethan and Jacobean hero-villain after Marlowe, and yet it seems to transform Tamburlaine and Barabas utterly.
I will not imitate things glorious, No more than base: Iago is beyond even this denial of representation, because he does will silence: Iago is no hero-villain, and no shift of perspective will make him into one. Pragmatically, the authentic hero-villain in Shakespeare might be judged to be Hamlet, but no audience would agree.
Macbeth could justify the description, except that the cosmos of his drama is too estranged from any normative representation for the term hero-villain to have its oxymoronic coherence.
Richard and Edmund would appear to be the models, beyond Marlowe, that could have inspired Webster and his fellows, but Edmund is too uncanny and superb a representation to provoke emulation. That returns us to Richard: Was ever woman in this humor won? And yet to win her! All the world to nothing!
On me, that halts and am misshapen thus? My dukedom to a beggarly denier, I do mistake my person all this while!
Introduction 3 Since I am crept in favor with myself, I will maintain it with some little cost. Shine out, fair sun, till I have bought a glass, That I may see my shadow as I pass.
Instead of standing in the light of nature to observe his own shadow, and then have to take his own deformity as subject, he rather commands nature to throw its light upon his own glass of representation, so that his own shadow will be visible only for an instant as he passes on to the triumph of his will over others.
Admired I am of those that hate me most. Birds of the air will tell murders past!
I am ashamed to hear such fooleries. Many will talk of title to a crown: What right had Caesar to the empire? Of the poor petty wights Let me be envied and not pitied!
But whither am I bound? I come not, I, To read a lecture here in Britain, But to present the tragedy of a Jew, Who smiles to see how full his bags are crammed, Which money was not got without my means.
I crave but this—grace him as he deserves, And let him not be entertained the worse Because he favors me. Nihilism, uncanny even to Nietzsche, is the atmosphere breathed cannily by the Jacobean hero-villain, who invariably domesticates the abyss. But mark how I am blessed for plaguing them; I have as much coin as will buy the town.
But tell me now, how hast thou spent thy time? Barabas is too splendidly grotesque a mockery to set a pattern for dramatic poets like Webster, Tourneur, Ford, and Middleton. Disdaining to take revenge upon his craven enemy, Mendoza, Malevole expresses a contempt so intense and so universal as to open up the abyss of nihilism: Does the silkworm expend her yellow labors For thee?
For thee does she undo herself? Who now bids twenty pound a night, prepares Music, perfumes and sweetmeats?
Here might a scornful and ambitious woman Look through and through herself; see, ladies, with false forms You deceive men but cannot deceive worms.
Now to my tragic business. This very skull, Whose mistress the duke poisoned with this drug, The mortal curse of the earth, shall be revenged In the like strain and kiss his lips to death. It takes some considerable effort to recall that Vindice is addressing the skull of his martyred mistress, and that he considers her, or any woman whatsoever, worth revenging.Double, Double, Toil and Trouble: Annotations for the Witches' Chants () A dark cave.
In the middle, a boiling cauldron. Thunder. Enter the three Witches First Witch Thrice the brinded cat hath mew'd. Second Witch Thrice and once the hedge-pig whined. Third Witch. I won’t fail. From now until then seems like twenty years. I have forgotten why I called you back.
I’ll forget it, and you’ll have to stand there forever. I’ll only remember how much I love your company. It’s almost morning. I want to make you go, but I’d only let you go as far as a.
But to take sides with Montaigne and Shakespaeare against Bacon and Jonson, both too subtle and dialectical for mere paraphrase, were fighting on the side neither of Ancients nor Moderns. battles his own profound sense of belatedness in a splendid essay on “Ben Jonson and the Centered Self”: The equilibrated energy of the centered self.
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