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?
While searching for exact text around those lines (don't remember Macbeth by heart, sorry) stumbled upon this comment:
to be king is nothing, unless, as king, you are safe.
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 user2683 Nov 13 '12 at 1:49
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