“So Grendel waged his lonely war, inflicting constant cruelties on the people, atrocious hurt. He took over Heorot, haunted the glittering hall after dark, but the throne itself, the treasure-seat, he was kept from approaching; he was the Lord’s outcast.” – “Beowulf,” Lines 164-169
“Why, so, brave lords, when we do join in league I am a lamb” – Titus Andronicus Act IV Scene II
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“Hath not a Jew…warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as a Christian is?” – “The Merchant of Venice,” Act III.1
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Such beauty can be found in such ugliness.
“There she shook the holy water from her heavenly eyes” – The History Of King Lear, Act IV.3a
A character study of an all-too-human Lego figure from “The Lego Movie.”