Macbeth Soliloquy Glossary: She should have died hereafter (5.5.17-28)
That struts...stage (26-7)
frets ] worries.
stage ] i.e., life.
Shakespeare likely knew Montaigne's thoughts on the matter: "Is it not a noble farce, wherein kings, republics, and emperors have for so many ages played their parts, and to which the whole vast universe serves for a theatre?" (Of the most Excellent Men). Also see As You Like It, (2.7.144).
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Soliloquy Analysis: She should have died hereafter (5.5.17-28)
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