Shakespeare stuff: “To be, or not to be”


Is your refrigerator running, or is that just
the sound of the murdered ghost of your father haunting your castle? Who’s to say, really. To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take up arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep,
No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache(s) and the thousand natural
shocks That flesh is heir to: ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep; To sleep, perchance to dream—ay, there’s
the rub: For in that sleep of death what dreams may
come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must (surely) give us pause—there’s the respect That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself his quietus makes With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country, from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of?
(And) Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment With this regard their (native) currents turn awry
And lose the name of action. — outrageous fortune, or to take up arms
against a sea of troubles and by opposing, end them (radiator hisses) or not to be (refrigerator clicks on) bear the whips and scorns of time, the oppressor’s
wrong, the proud man’s contumely, the law– is that a? contumely… the whips and scorns of time, the oppressor’s
wrong, the proud man’s contumely, the law’s delay, the pangs of despised love, I fucked
up the order of that again

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *