Shakespeare, and the Problem of Contemporary Relevance

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    mbuggiehposted 3 years ago

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    Shakespeare reminds us:

    "Blow, blow, thou winter wind
    Thou art not so unkind
    As man's ingratitude;
    Thy tooth is not so keen,
    Because thou art not seen,
    Although thy breath be rude.

    Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
    Most freindship if feigning, most loving mere folly:
    Then heigh-ho, the holly!
    This life is most jolly.

    Freeze, freeze thou bitter sky,
    That does not bite so nigh
    As benefits forgot:
    Though thou the waters warp,
    Thy sting is not so sharp
    As a friend remembered not.
    Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
    Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
    Then heigh-ho, the holly!
    This life is most jolly."

    Are these words relevant today? Why? Why not?

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      Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Of course the words are still relevant. They speak of how fleeting relationships are, friendship and romance. How cold and cruel it can feel when they end. How is that not still relatable today? Very sad poem.

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    janesixposted 3 years ago

    I didn't know men's ear piercing was a fashion of that time. Neat.

 
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