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November 6, 2005

Kings are born drunk.

Bolt, A Man for All Seasons -- Drama as Literature (EL 250)

CROMWELL: ...Yes it may be that I am a little intoxicated. (Leaves Richard standing) But not with alcohol, I've a strong head for that. With success! And who has a strong head for success? None of us gets enough of it. Except Kings. And they're born drunk.

Cromwell wants to become Secretary to the Council. I really liked how he compared alochol to success. It's such a cocky sort of statement, but so true! Kings are born into royalty and are guaranteed success, which can be frustrating to the common man who works hard for not nearly as much wealth as kings.

Posted by AmandaNichols at November 6, 2005 1:46 PM

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I know what you mean. It is kind of like how kids are born into really rich families and do not have to work for anything. They just get whatever they want, whenever they want it. I think that is horrible.
I didnt really catch on to this line, but now that i see it, I get it. I think that he was just rubbing it into Rich's face saying that he has everything handed to him, unlike Rich who had to work sometimes, but at the end got whatever he wanted.

Posted by: Denamarie at November 6, 2005 4:05 PM

Amanda, I think what your saying really ties into American society as well. People are constantly trying to acheive success and although everyone is supposed to have an equal chance, it's really not equal at all. There are many different economic levels and some are just impossible to overcome. Some people do work really hard and just get by in life. They have enough for their families and themselves but that's all. Then some are just as you said, born rich, like Paris Hilton, who doesn't necessarily deserve to be in the position that she's in, but what can you do?

Posted by: Andy LoNigro at November 7, 2005 6:33 PM

This reminds me of the Social class essay I had to write for STW class lol. I said that the lower class is envious of the middle and upper classes because both of those classes are at a place where the lower class isn't. It's like how you said: they work hard and aren't at the place where the upper classes are which gets them angry because they're not lucky. That kind of reminds me of celebrity children who are born into the fame and then become famous because their parents or some relative was famous. It sucks but that's how life goes I guess lol

Posted by: Danielle Meyer at November 9, 2005 12:52 AM

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