Shakespeare, political commentator

Again (see prior post https://chuckredman.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/shakespeare-for-president/ ), Shakespeare’s political savvy and wit are without equal. His description of the caprice and fickleness of public opinion is certainly just as true today:

CAESAR: I should have known no less. It hath been taught us from the primal state that he which is was wished until he were; And the ebbed man, ne’er loved till ne’er worth love, comes deared by being lacked. This common body, like to a vagabond flag upon the stream, goes to and back, lackeying the varying tide to rot itself with motion.

Antony and Cleopatra, Act 1 Scene 4.

2 thoughts on “Shakespeare, political commentator

    1. chuckredman Post author

      I guess it makes me think of how we enthusiastically cheer our Presidents into office, and then invariably we decide they’re doing a lousy job . . .

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