Monday, October 11, 2010

Good With A Crossbow

I just finished re-reading William Tell, the play by Schiller. I really love this play. It was wildly popular throughout the 19th century. It's Schiller's only play with a true happy ending. I would say it is the least introspective of his plays. Tell is the strong-but-silent type, who wishes to keep to himself, but is drawn into battle against his will.

The tyrant said:
"Shoot an apple off the head
of your kid."

Tell did.

But soon the tyrant was dead.

How did he depart?
With an arrow through his heart.

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