Skip to comments.After the Riots
Posted on 09/13/2011 9:13:10 PM PDT by Razzz42
...Nonetheless, the most memorable line that ranks perhaps within the top ten of all of Shakespeare's work, is the famous line spoken from this rebellion "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." (King Henry VI, part II, Act IV, Scene 2, Line 72). What is misunderstood regarding this line is that today people place it in the modern context of all lawyers. In those days, the only person allowed to have a lawyer was the king, never the defendant. The lawyer for the king is what we distinguish today as the PROSECUTOR. Thus, what is really being said is that the prosecutor is indicting people for tax evasion who are protesting the abuse of government and confiscating all of their property, imprisoning them or executing them in the process. Therefore, by saying the "first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers ," is a cry for LIBERTY by killing those who are unfairly oppressing the people. This is the same as a rebellion in ancient times against tax collectors...
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My Shakespeare professors are rolling over in their graves.
Probably just indigestion.
I hope they feel better, the majority of them were conservative.
Swallowing or even being forced to choke down the liberal lies and revisionism is enough to give anybody indigestion!