Life as a Tale

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macbeth_instructing_the_murderers_employed_to_kill_banquoAct V, Scene v brings the news of Lady MacBeth’s death to MacBeth who then utters one of the most famous and melancholy lines in all of Shakespeare’s plays, part of which is: “Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player / That struts and frets his hour upon the stage / And then is heard no more: it is a tale / Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, / Signifying nothing.” While the Bible’s teaching hardly confirms MacBeth’s assertion that life is meaningless, PSALM 90:9 does confirm that “…we spend our years as a tale that is told…” (KJV).

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