Sunday, September 16, 2012

Vonnegut at the blackboard

Pobre Grégor Samsa. Não somente iniciou muito abaixo no eixo da má-boa sorte, mas também transformou-se em um monstruoso inseto e experimentou o infinito azar.
E Hamlet? Seguiria o final favorável de Cinderella, ou o fim trágico de Grégor?
"I don’t think Shakespeare believed in a heaven or hell any more than I do. And so we don’t know whether it’s good news or bad news.
There’s a reason we recognize Hamlet as a masterpiece: it’s that Shakespeare told us the truth, and people so rarely tell us the truth in this rise and fall here. The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is.

And if I die—God forbid—I would like to go to heaven to ask somebody in charge up there, 'Hey, what was the good news and what was the bad news?'"


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