we sometimes believe that only the leader (king) makes a difference. It is (s)he who sets the agenda, calls all the shots and leaves their mark.
The rest are the followers (pawns), the ones who fulfill the wishes of the King.
Do we associate leadership with recognition and fame?
Does ground-breaking change only happen through those in high power
or does it also start with someone on the ground floor who knows the lay
of the land?
Sometimes those who change the world do so in secret. No red carpet
is rolled out for them. No News team is dispatched to cover their story.
No one even speaks their name when they’re gone.
Their work takes a life-time; one person at a time. Their values, dreams and traditions are passed onto their children.
we see gravediggers (called clowns) discuss the burial for which they are
digging. An inquest has declared the corpse fit for Christian burial.
The First Gravedigger argues that the dead woman deserves no such
indulgence, because she drowned herself and is not worthy of salvation.
The other gravedigger explains, using misplaced words (malapropisms) and
incorrect syntax, that she deserves defending. He reasons that her
gentlewoman's rank should earn her a Christian burial. Their dialogue,
played for humor, invokes references to the Bible and to the art of
gallows-making, where builders build a frame that outlives its tenants.
While the Second Gravedigger goes to fetch some liquor, ">Hamlet and ">Horatio enter and question the First Gravedigger.
Apr 14th, 2015
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