Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wise Words from Barney Fife

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.

2 comments:

Hyphen Beth said...

I love it!! That may be the best explanation of Brutus's motivation ever:)

Gabriella Moonlight said...

That is absolutely brilliant! OMG made me laugh out loud! Thanks!
G