Date: 2009-10-15 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's pedantic, I know...but it kind of bothers me that he chooses to butcher Shakespeare's quote, here.

He has the intent right, but the line wrong. The actual phrase is: "I come to bury Ceasar, not to praise him." Of course, Antony is using Sarcasm there to strike down Brutus publicly for murdering Ceasar...but if you're going to bother with a quote, you should mention you're altering it or choose another.

"ANTONY. Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!
I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
The evil that men do lives after them,
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus
Hath told you Caesar was ambitious;
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.
Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest-
For Brutus is an honorable man;
So are they all, all honorable men-
Come I to speak in Caesar's funeral.
He was my friend, faithful and just to me;
But Brutus says he was ambitious,
And Brutus is an honorable man.
He hath brought many captives home to Rome,
Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill.
Did this in Caesar seem ambitious?
When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept;
Ambition should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,
And Brutus is an honorable man.
You all did see that on the Lupercal
I thrice presented him a kingly crown,
Which he did thrice refuse. Was this ambition?
Yet Brutus says he was ambitious,
And sure he is an honorable man.
I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him once, not without cause;
What cause withholds you then to mourn for him?
O judgement, thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.

Date: 2009-10-15 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Every miss uses that though. Also this is on of Shakespeare's most ripped off bits along with To sleep....

Date: 2009-10-15 10:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile]
What the hell do you want, a line of blue text next to his dialogue that reads [citation needed]?

Poetic allusion within dialogue does not need to be absolutely accurate.

Date: 2009-10-16 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't care about the comic, I just wanted to say what a pleasure it is to read those lines.


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