A Puppy-headed Monster

Another Monday, another Shakespearean insult here at The Bard and the Bible.

caliban-trinculo-and-stephano

Today’s insult comes from The Tempest, where Trinculo insults Caliban:

I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy-headed monster! A most scurvy monster
(The Tempest, II.2.155).

To be fair, a “puppy-headed” monster sounds a little cuter than a “scurvy monster.” But try them out on someone today. See which one works better for you.

Advertisements

About writerhoss

I am a writer from southwestern Ohio, and a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and retreats. My books include The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional).
This entry was posted in Quotes and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s