What does this excerpt from "Macbeth" mean in modern English?
" Duncan: No more that Thane of Cawdor shall deceive/ Our bosoms interest"
Paraphrase and clarification. Thank you!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I found this translation on No Fear Shakespeare (http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth/page_8.html):
The thane of Cawdor will never again betray me. "
They have translated "bosom interest" as "me". The Taylor and Smith Interlinear edition has "bosom interest"= "confidence". (Betray my confidence). I think that's a better translation.
bosom= close, affectionate, intimate
our= my (the royal we)Source(s): MacBeth. No Fear Shakespeare. http://nfs.sparknotes.com/macbeth/page_8.html Shakespeare's MacBeth. Taylor, George and Reed Smith. 1936
- Anonymous4 years ago
Sparknotes Macbeth TranslationSource(s): https://shrink.im/ba7U1