Jênisson (Aeneas)
Doubt about Shakespeare "For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings; How some have been deposed; some slain in war, Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed; Some poison'd by their wives: some sleeping kill'd; All murder'd: for within the hollow crown That rounds the mortal temples of a king Keeps Death his court and there the antic sits, Scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp..." What does "antic" mean there?
Mar 31, 2011 5:20 PM
Answers · 4
Both answers are correct antic here means Jester or fool. Jesters were professional clowns employed by a king or nobleman especially during the Middle Ages. Here Shakespeare describes Death as a grotesque jester.
March 31, 2011
I think it could be a clown, or a fool
March 31, 2011
A buffoon sits.
March 31, 2011
Still haven’t found your answers?
Write down your questions and let the native speakers help you!
Jênisson (Aeneas)
Language Skills
English, French, Portuguese
Learning Language
English, French