Macbeth’s Confidence in Succession

Food for thought.

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“We will establish our estate upon our eldest, Malcolm; whom we name hereafter the Prince of Cumberland: which honor must not unaccompanied invest him only but signs of nobleness, like stars, shall shine on all deservers.” These words are spoken by King Duncan as he heaps the title of successor on his son. From Macbeth’s perspective this speech can be divided into the good and the bad news. The bad news is that someone else has been named successor, but the good news is that this honor “shall shine on all deservers.” Macbeth vents his frustration at the bad news when he says to himself “the Prince of Cumberland, that is a step on which I must fall down or else o’erleap for in my way it lies”. But because of the optimistic part of King Duncan’s statement[as previously quoted](“King Duncan promulgates that “this honor shall shine on ALL DESERVERS”)…

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The greatest play ever written. Shakespeare you are in my heart forever; the forgiveness you teach in this play captivates my heart and continues to remind me how love and forgiveness are the same thing.

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“I’ll break my staff, bury it certain fathoms in the earth, and deeper than did ever plummet sound, I’ll drown my book.” At some point we all have to hang up our hat. It is the most universal of all truths. No one goes on forever. Prospero makes this decision at a most opportune time. His daughter has found a worthy husband, and most of all, he is to make peace with all his enemies and offer the noblest sentiment of them all: forgiveness. After these things take place, he asks for one last request, the audience’s applause or in other terms their gratitude. If Prospero is a changeling for the great Shakespeare himself, this may have been all that he had wanted in order to feel satisfaction with the life that he had lived. He wanted to feel that his endeavors had been well spent as his project merely…

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Shakespeare’s 5 best investing tips

This is an absolutely Brilliantly Ingenius post. This is the nonpareil of hard work and
creative thinking.

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Shakespeare money investing Shakespeare left the world plenty of wit and wisdom … even about finance

Most people don’t pick up Shakespeare’s plays when they’re looking for investing advice, but the Bard of Avon did write frequently about money matters.

Consider that the word “rich” appears more than 150 times in his plays. “Gold” gets over 200 mentions, and “debt” about 40.

There are even college courses on “Bardonomics” like Duke University’s “Shakespeare and Financial Markets.”

As the world celebrates the 450th birthday of English literature’s leading man this week, we took a look at his top financial recommendations.

1.Read the terms of any deal carefully, especially loans

“Go with me to a notary, seal me there
Your single bond; and, in a merry sport,
If you repay me not on such a day,
In such a place, such sum or sums as are
Express’d in the condition, let the…

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QUOTE (William Shakespeare) – April 26

Without reputation you have neither influence nor power.


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“Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing;
’twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
But he that filches from me my good name
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed.”
~ William Shakespeare, Othello

In honor of William Shakespeare, considered the greatest writer in English literature, who was baptized on this day in 1564.

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Othello and Iago’s Manipulation

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“The way to seduce others is to operate on their individual psychologies and weaknesses.” (Robert Greene’s “The 48 Laws of Power”) Iago makes this observation about his superior Othello:
“He hath a person and a smooth dispose to be suspected—framed to make women false. The moor is of a free and open nature, that thinks men honest that but seem to be so, and will as tenderly be led by the nose as asses are.” The two main points I take out of this speech are that Othello has a mindset framed at accusing women of being unfaithful, and that he takes mens’ honesty fore-granted. Now the striking thing is that Desdemona is as true and loyal as they come and Iago is as treacherous and dishonest as they get, but because Iago preys to his master’s myopic perspective, he’s able to manipulate him for his own gain. The first…

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