This is a conversation I had today with a student concerning The Tragedy of Julius Caesar:
"Okay, so what is Brutus's motivation? Why does he want Caesar dead? "What does the metaphor of the serpent in the egg tell us?"
"Well, Ms. _________, I think Brutus is like Barney Fife. Sometimes you have to nip it, nip it in the bud."
It is days like this where I love my job. He got it. He really got it.