28 Plays Later 2024 – Brief #06 – The Riddle Challenge: Variations On a Theme




Charlie: Name one.

Teacher: Okay… MacBeth.

Charlie: MacBeth has a riddle.

Teacher: I think you’ll find that Shakespeare’s work is full of riddles. In MacBeth, however, the key riddle has to do with the title character’s ultimate demise: In act four, scene one, the witches warn MacBeth, “Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn The power of man, for none of woman born Shall harm Macbeth.”

Lisa: That’s a riddle. How so?

Teacher: Who can answer?

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