In Your Face

There’s an art to the insult. And William Shakespeare was a master of the art. That is why, every Monday, we here at The Bard and the Bible Blog present a Shakespearean insult for your information, enjoyment, and even–if you’re so inclined–repetition.

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Today’s insult is from Act 2, Scene 1, of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, in which Menenius Agrippa says to Brutus and Sicinius (the two guys in the illustration above):

They lie deadly that tell you you have good faces (Coriolanus 2.1.59).

That, my friends, is how it is done.

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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).
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