There is a program on EWTN - I forgot the name of that program,but that program celebrates the fact that William Shakespseare was a catholic man - but isn’t it true that so many of his plays were sexually dirty - for example the first few pages of Romeo and Juliet were filled with dirty sexual jokes.
Examples of Dirty Comments in Romeo and Juliet -->
“my naked weapon” -
"A dog of that house shall move me to stand. I will take the wall of any man or maid of Montague’s."
"'Tis true, and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall. Therefore I will push Montague’s men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall. "
Ay, the heads of the maids, or their maidenheads.
Take it in what sense thou wilt.
Me they shall feel while I am able to stand, and
’tis known I am a pretty piece of flesh.
–> “take the wall” refers to rape
–> “women thrust to the wall” refers to rape
–> “take their maidenheads” --> refers to rape
–> “I am able to stand” --> refers to erection
So the most famous Shakespeare play - Romeo and Juliet --> begins with the most dirty sexual jokes, full of immorality and digust. Why are we proud that Shakespeare was a catholic?
Why are we catholics proud that William Shakespeare was a catholic man? His plays were so dirty with sexual jokes. We orthodox catholics so quickly condemn Twilight, saying that it’s evil b/c of the vampies, yet, when it comes to classical literature like Shakespeare that is so dirty, we openly and blindly embrace Shakespeare but condemn Twilight. If Twilight had the same dirty jokes in Shakespeare’s plays, we would so quickly condemn Twilight, but then when William Shakespeare, a fancy English playwright, writes sexual jokes, we justify his jokes by saying everyone has sexual organs. Do you see the double standard here - Why does it even matter is Shakespeare was Catholic? His plays had so many sexual jokes. Do we condemn Twilight just to feel better about ourselves and be self-righteous? If we condemn literature like Twilight we should think twice about celebrating Shakespeare!