The answer, as so many obviously know, is "Hamlet."
(For Three-Word Wednesday and ABC Wednesday: "Z" is for "Zero.")
Each week I’ve been posting a quiz here. Folks seem to like them so here’s another one.
I wrote the following scene, inspired by one of the better-known Shakespeare plays. Your assignment – should you choose to accept it – is this: the scene is suggestive of which play?
“Come, sit down. Let’s have a little talk.”
“Yeah, Mom. Okay.”
“Mervyn and I are happy to welcome you into our home, Tim. We’re all family and we should be able to get together without any problems.”
“And you think I’m the one who caused the problems?”
“Now, now. Get that chip off your shoulder. Sooner or later you’re going to accept that your mother has married again, to a wonderful man, and that she’s very happy. She would like her son to be happy for her.”
“Oh, I accept it, all right. But happy about it? Not so much.”
“Well, if you’ve made up your mind to be difficult because you never got along with your Uncle Merv, it’s probably better if you don’t visit so often.”
“Yeah, that’s probably a good idea.”
“Your father is gone, Tim, dead and gone. I know that’s a terrible loss for you – it’s a loss for all of us – but I decided to move on and marry again. And now Merv and I are a pair. Nothing you can say or do could destroy the love that your uncle and I have for each other.”
“I’m not trying to destroy it; I’m just focused on trying to understand it. Look at it from my point of view. You, my mother, are now joined up with this – this loser! Merv, for God’s sake! How could you!?”
“Now Tim, I’m not going to sit here and listen to this kind of vacant talk. Be respectful or just – just leave.”
“Your husband, my father, was a MAN! Talk about respect, everyone who knew him respected him, and loved him. And his brother, Merv - just look at him! He’s a nothing, a zero, a small fraction of a human being when compared with my Dad! And now the thought of the two of you rolling around on a sweaty bed together makes me want to puke!”
“That’s enough! I want you to leave now!”
“How could you, Mom? How could you?”
Go ahead; have a go. The previous scene is suggestive of which play?
1 year ago