21 October, 2021

The 10 Best Shakespearean Burns

And thou unfit for any place but hell.” richard iii

Richard III

In colloquial terms, “go to hell!” is a classic insult, and one that usually avoids censorship even on daytime television. But, to put it simply, this insult is as damning as they come. It is difficult to imagine an insult greater than to wish endless torture upon another person. Further, this quote’s implication is that hell is the only appropriate place for one’s adversary: “You are fit only for torture, madness, and pain.”

“Yes, one place else,” Gloucester retorts, “if you will hear me name it.”

Lady Anne: “Some dungeon.”

Gloucester: “Your bed chamber.”

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