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'Coal black is better than another hue
'In that it scorns to bear another hue
'All the water of the oceans
'could never turn a swan's black legs to white
'although she lay them hourly in the flood.'
--Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus
  • Yes, but is it not Aaron, arguably the most villainous character in the play, who says that?
    • Aaron, who is also the sole character in the play to address the audience directly. While he's definitely the most heinous villain in the play, he's writ in a manner that, in the drama of the time, suggests he's the one we're supposed to lean towards, either in sympathy or revulsion (i.e.: either 'he's the only one whose head is open to me' or 'he's so heinous he even EXPLAINS how heinous he is'). To my understanding of the period, an audience in Shakespeare's day would've probably viewed Aaron as 'the guy you love to hate' in the play.
      And that aside, I dunno- being able to quote Shakespeare in a statement that reads praiseworthy towards folks of color is, to my view, a win, regardless of which character. I'll bet you a dollar that most people who are still indulging in overtly racist behavior have never read Titus Andronicus and cannot point out 'Aaron is an unreliable narrator and also, a dyed in the wool ratbastard'.
  • He rhymed "hue" with "hue". What a hack.
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