Mudcat Café message #1612026 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #86624   Message #1612026
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
23-Nov-05 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: shakespeare
Subject: RE: shakespeare
And nothing can we call our own but death

And that small model of the barren earth

Which serves as paste and cover to our bones.

For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground

And tell sad stories of the death of kings.

          King Richard II. Act iii. Sc. 2.

What truths do such words hold for a world where dignity is valued less than attitude, where beauty is held trivial to sensuality? I agree. It's high time these archaic works were banished from school. Shakespeare has much he would teach us, but it is just possible we have lost the capacity to learn.