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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

A Wednesday Wondering

Completely by coincidence, I opened a book 'Poem for the Day' at page 238 and found this piece from Shakespeare's Macbeth:

Act V Scene V

Macbeth. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.'


And as I have just read - and am re reading - 'The Sound and The Fury' by William Faulkner, I wondered and wondered whether this is from where his inspiration for the title came, because the title intrigues me and was a part, along with the cover, of the reason I picked up the book in the first place.

I know that some of you have studied the book and , whether you have or have not, I should like to read your thoughts.

8 comments:

Kristin H said...

You might be right, I think that could be a very possible conclusion. Macbeth is my favorite Shakespearian play, so dark!!!

aguja said...

Maybe I should do a little research. Thank you for your comment, Kristen!

Spangle said...

Macbeth definitely could have been William Faulkner's inspiration when writing his novel.

It's definitely a weird coincidence, that you just happened to open your book to a piece that relates to a book you have just read.

aguja said...

Definitely weird!!

Melissa Sarno said...

Oooh, I don't know if they are connected but that is a fun discovery!

aguja said...

I thought that it was a fun discovery, too. Thank you for your comment. I suppose that much of literature is interwoven in some way.

Style, She Wrote said...

Ever notice that Shakespeare made a lot of references to candles in his plays? Othello -- "Put out the light and then put out the light" -- just before he kills Desdemona. Thanks for sharing! xo style, she wrote

aguja said...

Interesting Style! I must look at that. I suppose candles being snuffed were indicative of how quickly and easily death comes. Is that where the expression 'he snuffed it' comes from???

These could be ongoing discussions!