Human Nature

Tagged With: - HAMLET

Lucas_Cranach_d._Ä._035David considers the excellence of God’s creation in PSALM 8:4-5, saying, “What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels…”  Hamlet, though, places man’s place a little higher than the angels, instead of a little lower: “What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world!” (II, ii).

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