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Submitted by Sword of Islam & The Babies of Beslan (United Kingdom), Apr 19, 2006 at 19:29

Submitted by name, Apr 19, 2006 at 07:03
If Shakespeares have known you people he would've written a play titled 'King Liars'.

- That's incredibly eloquent. For somebody under five years old. Can you see what he did there? He used the word Liars instead of Lear! The rhyming scheme is a little weak but we have to applaud the effort involved. It could almost be called a 'play on words' . Nice try, but no cigar this time!

Shakepeare may not have known 'us', name, but he certainly knew 'you'. He even wrote a play about 'you' or someone very much like 'you'. It is the story of a Moor (Muslim) who cannot properly integrate into Italian (Western) society and eventually is driven mad by his paranoia and inability to trust his wife (presumably because her ankles are visible to other men). Sound familiar? He ends up killing her in a fit of jealous rage. Then he kills himself (fortunately there were no explosives present or children nearby). Yes, Shakespeare was indeed a genius and obviously considered 'you' far more interesting subject matter! And that was 400 years ago!

Have a nice day,


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