Shakespeare Loved a Narc

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#1 Aug 26 - 1AM
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Shakespeare Loved a Narc

Shakespeare's sonnets 127-152 are referred to as his 'Dark Lady Sonnets' so, after reading them again, I have to conclude that Shakespeare's Dark Lady was a Narc!

They are all so juicy and worth reading, but here are my highlights:

In sonnet #131 He hints that his lover lacks moral character:

"In nothing art thou black save in thy deeds"

This is his theme throughout the series.

In sonnets #133-134 Shakespeare speaks of his (and his friend's) entanglement to The Dark Lady because she ensnares them both with her triangulation games.

Sonnets #135 & 136 are both unflattering to The Lady in his descriptions of her infidelities and of her voracious sexual appetite...Read them for yourself!

The sonnets that REALLY point to her NarcoPathic tendencies, though, are #137 and #150. I copied them below in their original forms and also in a modern English paraphrase (capitalizing the phrases that struck me!) Tell me what you think...


Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes,
That they behold, and see not what they see?
They know what beauty is, see where it lies,
Yet what the best is take the worst to be.
If eyes, corrupt by over-partial looks,
Be anchored in the bay where all men ride,
Why of eyes' falsehood hast thou forged hooks,
Whereto the judgment of my heart is tied?
Why should my heart think that a several plot,
Which my heart knows the wide world's common place?
Or mine eyes, seeing this, say this is not,
To put fair truth upon so foul a face?
In things right true my heart and eyes have erred,
And to this false plague are they now transferred.

In modern English:

"Love, you blind fool, what are you doing to my eyes that’s keeping them from ACCURATELY seeing what I look at? My eyes know what beauty is, and they see who has it, yet they decide that THE WORST WOMAN IS THE BEST. Love, if my vision has been distorted because I look at her with too much bias, spending all my time staring at this woman who sleeps with every man, why have you used my misperceptions as a trap to fool my heart, so that I love the wrong person? Why should my heart think that she could belong to one man when my heart knows she’s available to the whole world? Or why should my eyes WITNESS HER PROMISCUITY but ACT LIKE IT'S NOT TRUE, putting a good face on an ugly truth? My heart and my eyes have been COMPLETELY MISTAKEN ABOUT THE TRUTH, and now they both love this unfaithful disease of a woman."


Sonnet CL

O! from what power hast thou this powerful might,
With insufficiency my heart to sway?
To make me give the lie to my true sight,
And swear that brightness doth not grace the day?
Whence hast thou this becoming of things ill,
That in the very refuse of thy deeds
There is such strength and warrantise of skill,
That, in my mind, thy worst all best exceeds?
Who taught thee how to make me love thee more,
The more I hear and see just cause of hate?
O! though I love what others do abhor,
With others thou shouldst not abhor my state:
If thy unworthiness raised love in me,
More worthy I to be beloved of thee.

In modern English:

"Oh, what is the source of this mighty power you have, which CONTROLS MY AFFECTIONS DESPITE YOUR INADEQUACIES, making me disbelieve what my eyes truly see until I’m SO TURNED AROUND I swear that daylight isn’t bright? Where did you get this capacity to MAKE BAD THINGS LOOK GOOD in you, to perform the most worthless actions so skillfully that I THINK YOUR WORST IS BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE'S BEST? Who taught you how to make me love you more, the more I hear and see GOOD REASONS TO HATE YOU? Oh, even though I love what other people despise, you shouldn’t despise my love the way other people do. Since your UNWORTHINESS MADE ME LOVE YOU, I’m the person who deserves your love."

Hey, if The Bard, who so thoroughly understood the human psyche and it's motives fell for a Narc, I guess we can go easy on ourselves...

Oct 4 - 8PM
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thank you for the english

Aug 27 - 4AM
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Aug 28 - 12AM (Reply to #6)
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The 'cute' ones are the most dangerous

Aug 29 - 3AM (Reply to #7)
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Fine Echo, you got me with

Sep 10 - 6AM (Reply to #8)
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blinded by the reflection

Sep 10 - 11AM (Reply to #9)
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Oct 5 - 7AM (Reply to #10)
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Very good

Aug 26 - 7AM
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Shakespeare & Narc Literati

Aug 26 - 4PM (Reply to #4)
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50 greatest villains in literature

Aug 26 - 5AM
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Aug 26 - 4PM (Reply to #2)
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totally a narc sonnet!