Wisdom of the Ageless
Macbeth is, really, the only play written by William Shakespeare that I actually enjoy. It is strange, it is fairly sophisticated, and it has some very interesting themes to speak on about power, greed, and corruption. However, the entirety of the play hangs on one pivotal element I feel is just too stupid to pass up: Macbeth leaving that damned forest alone. If you’ve never read or seen the play, Macbeth is told (act 4, scene 1), by a ghostly child no less, that he will not be vanquished until a particular forest near his castle marches to his walls. Seeing as how a forest can’t really move, he lets the matter go like the idiot he is. I don’t care how awesome you are or how bullshit you think that prophecy is, you burn the damned forest. Problem solved. King forever.
I’ve also always thought that a ghostly child handing out sage wisdom was incredibly hilarious. Who thinks of this shit? Oh yeah, Shakespeare, right. The greatest writer who ever lived.
Seriously though, it’s a great play and I highly recommend it. I’m not a huge fan of theater, but there are some things you just can’t miss out on. Do yourself a favour, and read it online. You’ll feel awesome when you quote Shakespeare at your friends and sound super intelligent.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner for those of us in Ye Olde United States! Time to feast like gluttonous fools and remember how awesome it was when white people decimated native Americans with smallpox, war, and general douchebaggery! Woo!
Wait, that’s not what it’s about? It damn well should be.
Have a good Thanksgiving! Or a good Thursday for those of you that don’t like parties and dinners based entirely around fowl.