This is taken from Shakespeare's Macbeth, and I am having difficulty comprehending what this means. Can someone please put it into normal English, with all explanations?
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While searching for exact text around those lines (don't remember Macbeth by heart, sorry) stumbled upon this comment:
In modern terms, what matters is to be in a defensible position. It doesn't matter if you are king or head of an organization. You can be toppled unless you are in a defensible position.
I would assume that it means that being thus affords you nothing apart from the safety of knowing that you are thus.
protected by Will Hunting Nov 13 '12 at 1:49
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