* The Law is a Ass Just a quick note about another famous quotation on the law that many believe Shakespeare penned. "The law is a ass" is actually Dickens. The line is from Oliver Twist: "The law is a ass — a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by. Shakespeare presents her as an adulteress who fakes pregnancy in order to avoid being burnt at the stake. John: Don John is the bastard brother of Don Pedro, and is the chief villain in Much Ado About Nothing. Friar John is a minor character, who is unable to deliver a crucial letter from Friar Laurence to Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet.
This article is an index of characters appearing in the plays of William Shakespeare whose names begin with the letters L to Z. Characters with names beginning with the letters A to K may be found here.. NOTE: Characters who exist outside Shakespeare are marked "(hist)" where they are historical, and "(myth)" where they are mythical.Where that annotation is a link (e.g. ()), it is a link to. And I know the law, damn you, and I’m rich enough, damn you, and I used to have more, but I still have two robes and lots of lovely things.—Take him away!—Oh, if only the sexton had recorded that I’m an ass!
"If the law supposes that," said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, "the law is a ass - a idiot". In fact, 'the law is an ass' is from a play published by the English dramatist George Chapman in 1654 - Revenge for Honour. Shakespeare's Characters: A to Z Here you will find a comprehensive list of every Shakespearean character and the play in which he or she appears. Included is our exclusive spelled pronunciation guide, essential for actors and teachers, and an in-depth biography of many of Shakespeare's most popular and fascinating creations.
The real answer is that the phrase "The law is an ass" originates in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, when the character Mr. Bumble is informed that "the law supposes that your wife acts under your. Since 2001, Daniel Kelly, a partner at the Boston law firm McCarter & English, has overseen an annual event, “Shakespeare and the Law,” aimed at unlocking what Shakespeare can teach us about Author: Christopher Shea.
QUOTATION: “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble, “the law is a ass—a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is that his eye may be opened by experience—by experience.” ATTRIBUTION: CHARLES DICKENS, Oliver Twist, chapter 51, p. In fact, much of the nineteenth century controversy over Shakespeare’s knowledge of law might never have arisen had not those opposed to the theory that Sir Francis Bacon was the author of the Shakespeare canon been forced to deal with Shakespeare’s knowledge of the law, Bacon having been one of the leading jurists of his time.