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Re: Replacement for Devil's Horn
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0474  Tuesday, 19 February 2002

[1]     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Monday, 18 Feb 2002 11:36:17 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0462 Re: Replacement for Devil's Horn

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        Date:   Monday, 18 Feb 2002 13:05:59 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0462 Re: Replacement for Devil's Horn


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Date:           Monday, 18 Feb 2002 11:36:17 -0500
Subject: 13.0462 Re: Replacement for Devil's Horn
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0462 Re: Replacement for Devil's Horn

Martin Steward writes,

>Shakespeare has Juliet say something similar - "a rose by any other name
>would smell as sweet"; or, in other words, "Let's write 'Venus fly-trap'
>on the rose's thorn, / Rotting meat is not the rose's smell".

Martin, I'm not sure you do agree with me. My idea is that people in
general do accept the outward show, the name, for the inward reality.
Angelo appears to be angelic, and people in general are deceived by the
appearance, by the name -- angel/Angelo. Suppose we write "good angel"
on the devil's horn, people would no longer see the devil's horn as the
devil's crest. This is the reverse of the "rose by any other name" idea.
Here the name (the outward show) is taken for the inward reality.
Shakespeare plays with this idea recurrently.

Yours, Bill Godshalk

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Date:           Monday, 18 Feb 2002 13:05:59 -0500
Subject: 13.0462 Re: Replacement for Devil's Horn
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0462 Re: Replacement for Devil's Horn

Perhaps "honest Iago" is a good analogy for "good angel" written on the
devil's horn. In both case, the word is taken as the reality of the
case, but Iago is not "honest" and the "devil's horn" is not "good
angel."

Yours, Bill Godshalk

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