Thursday, February 5, 2009

malaysiakini Breaks the BAD NEWS from PERAK...

Somehow events that have unfolded in Perak remind me of some quotations from MACBETH - I studied that in 1964 but some of the quotes seem pretty relevant.
You can decide for yourself which quote suit which player in Perak.

According to malaysiakini, there will be No dissolution, new gov't to be sworn in and the government can be changed in Perak all under the veil of palace secrecy that somehow does not augur well for Malaysians in the New Millenium.

Back to MacBeth:

Lady MacBeth:"What need we fear who knows it,
when none can call our power
to account?" (Act5, Scene1)

Macbeth:"For mine own good, All causes shall give way: I am in blood
Stepp'd in so far that, should I wade no more,
Returning were as tedious as go o'er". (Act3, Scene 4)

Macbeth: "And that which should accompany old age,
As honour, love, obedience, troops of friends,
I must not look to have; but, in their stead,
Curses, not loud but deep, mouth-honour, breath,
Which the poor heart would fain deny, and dare not." (Act5, Scene3)

If you want to look for other quotes, this is a good resource.I am sure Literature experts can suggest other Shakespearean quotes; especially from his tragedies.

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