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    Macbeth

    hello can you please translate the macbeth Act 1, Scene 7 solilaquy please into modern language thank you

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    Welcome to the forum, Rajrajrajrajkaur.

    That's not how this forum works. If you try yourself and post your version here, one of the members may comment on it and suggest corrections.

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    okay then can you help me improve this If
    this business would really be finished when I did the deed, then it would be
    best to get it over with quickly. If the assassination of the king could work
    like a net, sweeping up everything and preventing any consequences, then the
    murder would be the be-all and end-all of the whole affair, and I would gladly
    put my soul and the afterlife at risk to do it. But for crimes like these there
    are still punishments in this world. By committing violent crimes we only teach
    other people to commit violence, and the violence of our students will come
    back to plague us teachers. Justice, being equal to everyone, forces us to
    drink from the poisoned cup that we serve to others. The king trusts me in two
    ways. First of all, I am his kinsman and his subject, so I should always try to
    protect him. Second, I am his host, so I should be closing the door in his
    murdererís face, not trying to murder him myself. Besides, Duncan has been such
    a humble leader, so free of corruption, that his virtuous legacy will speak for
    him when he dies, as if angels were playing trumpets against the injustice of
    his murder. Pity, like an innocent newborn baby, will ride the wind with winged
    angels on invisible horses through the air to spread news of the horrible deed
    to everyone everywhere. People will shed a flood of tears that will drown the
    wind like a horrible downpour of rain. I canít spur myself to action. The only
    thing motivating me is ambition, which makes people rush ahead of themselves
    toward disaster.
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    Welcome to the forum, Rajrajrajrajkaur.

    That's not how this forum works. If you try yourself and post your version here, one of the members may comment on it and suggest corrections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajrajrajrajkaur View Post
    okay then can you help me improve this If
    this business would really be finished when I did the deed, then it would be
    best to get it over with quickly. If the assassination of the king could work
    like a net, sweeping up everything and preventing any consequences, then the
    murder would be the be-all and end-all of the whole affair, and I would gladly
    put my soul and the afterlife at risk to do it. But for crimes like these there
    are still punishments in this world. By committing violent crimes we only teach
    other people to commit violence, and the violence of our students will come
    back to plague us teachers. Justice, being equal to everyone, forces us to
    drink from the poisoned cup that we serve to others. The king trusts me in two
    ways. First of all, I am his kinsman and his subject, so I should always try to
    protect him. Second, I am his host, so I should be closing the door in his
    murderer’s face, not trying to murder him myself. Besides, Duncan has been such
    a humble leader, so free of corruption, that his virtuous legacy will speak for
    him when he dies, as if angels were playing trumpets against the injustice of
    his murder. Pity, like an innocent newborn baby, will ride the wind with winged
    angels on invisible horses through the air to spread news of the horrible deed
    to everyone everywhere. People will shed a flood of tears that will drown the
    wind like a horrible downpour of rain. I can’t spur myself to action. The only
    thing motivating me is ambition, which makes people rush ahead of themselves
    toward disaster.
    Yes, I see that you copied this from an Internet site. What questions do you have about the text?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajrajrajrajkaur View Post
    okay then can you help me improve this If
    this business would really be finished when I did the deed, then it would be
    best to get it over with quickly. If the assassination of the king could work
    like a net, sweeping up everything and preventing any consequences, then the
    murder would be the be-all and end-all of the whole affair, and I would gladly
    put my soul and the afterlife at risk to do it. But for crimes like these there
    are still punishments in this world. By committing violent crimes we only teach
    other people to commit violence, and the violence of our students will come
    back to plague us teachers. Justice, being equal to everyone, forces us to
    drink from the poisoned cup that we serve to others. The king trusts me in two
    ways. First of all, I am his kinsman and his subject, so I should always try to
    protect him. Second, I am his host, so I should be closing the door in his
    murderer’s face, not trying to murder him myself. Besides, Duncan has been such
    a humble leader, so free of corruption, that his virtuous legacy will speak for
    him when he dies, as if angels were playing trumpets against the injustice of
    his murder. Pity, like an innocent newborn baby, will ride the wind with winged
    angels on invisible horses through the air to spread news of the horrible deed
    to everyone everywhere. People will shed a flood of tears that will drown the
    wind like a horrible downpour of rain. I can’t spur myself to action. The only
    thing motivating me is ambition, which makes people rush ahead of themselves
    toward disaster.
    You seem to have copied that directly from here: No Fear Shakespeare: Macbeth: Act 1, Scene 7 (I don't agree with all of it.)

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    can you help me word this better

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajrajrajrajkaur View Post
    Can you help me word this better?
    What is it for?

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    #8

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    my homework thats due into tommorow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rajrajrajrajkaur View Post
    My homework that's due in tomorrow.
    I'm afraid we don't do homework for people. Your teacher wants to know what you can do, not what we can do.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Jan-2013 at 23:11.

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    Then I am afraid we can't help you. Your teacher wants to know what you can do, not what we can do.

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