Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Shakespeare ........ so what if you are a Jew or a Palestinian? Or a Muslim? Or a Catholic?Has you heart a different colour? How stupid can men be?

I've watched "The Merchant of Venice" tonight and once again I was stunned by the beauty and apparent simplicity of Shylock's speech.
Nothing new.... only sharing it with you tonight.

"Hath not a Jew eyes?
Hath not a Jew hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections,
passions, fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons,
subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed
and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Christian is? If
you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we
not revenge? If we are like you in the rest, we will resemble you
in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his humility?
Revenge. If a Christian wrong a Jew, what should his sufferance
be by Christian example? Why, revenge. The villaiy you teach me
I will execute; and it shall go hard but I will better the

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