Biblical Allusions

Human Life Span


Housman’s poem reveals a young speaker, who demonstrates that he’s read and believes in the trustworthiness of PSALM 90 : 10, when Moses discloses, “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow…

Life as a Tale 2

Tagged With: - ROMEO & JULIET

Shakespeare was fond of comparing life to a story, or a tale. He borrowed the analogy from PSALM 90 : 8-9, wherein Moses admits that God “hast set our iniquities before Thee [God], our secret sins in the light of Thy [God’s] countenance.

Life as a Tale

Tagged With: - MACBETH

Act 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 […]

Human Nature

Tagged With: - HAMLET

David 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…”