“Mine Eyes do Smell Onions” – OR – Rogue Valley Wine

September 21, 2009 at 9:27 am (Current Events, What we are thinking) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

by Jane

What a great line. Lafew, an emissary of the King of France, says these words in a tender moment at the end of Shakespeare’s Alls Well That Ends Well. Lafew, a rather rigid and impersonal sort, shows his soft-side (as well as his desire to hide said side), by blaming his tears on onions. This line also displays the culinary and gustatory thread through many of Shakespeare’s plays: from [spoiler alert!] Tamora eating her own sons baked in a pie in Titus Andronicus to the illusory feast of the sprites in The Tempest. Read the rest of this entry »


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