Victory at a Cost

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VICTORY comes late,    
And is held low to freezing lips    
Too rapt with frost    
To take it.    (Dickenson, Lines 1-4).

This quote made me think of people that try to force their way to success.  They will do anything to attain power; when they finally obtain that power, they are too emotional or spiritually cold to take responsibility for the power.  An example of this kind of transformation would be Macbeth.  Macbeth used every trick up his sleeve to gain power, but in the end his soul was "too rapt with frost" to take up the responsiblities of being king.

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This page contains a single entry by EthanShepley published on February 16, 2008 6:56 PM.

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