Jump to content
  • Want to be a part of a supportive community? Join the H Opp community for free.

    Welcome to the Herpes Opportunity Support Forum! We are a supportive and positive group to help you discover and live your Opportunity. Together, we can shed the shame and embrace vulnerability and true connection. Because who you are is more important than what you have. Get your free e-book and handouts here: https://www.herpesopportunity.com/lp/ebook

Blisters mention in Shakespeare text (herpes?)


Recommended Posts

Read this passage below and then go into the link… (BLISTERS) ... Do you think it means herpes blisters? Interesting, huh?

 

Mercutio (to Romeo) in Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare:

 

O'er ladies lips, who straight on kisses dream,

Which oft the angry Mab with blisters plagues,

Because their breaths with sweetmeats tainted are:

Sometime she gallops o’er a courtier’s nose,

And then dreams he of smelling out a suit;

And sometime comes she with a tithe-pig’s tail

Tickling a parson’s nose as a’ lies asleep....

 

http://nfs.sparknotes.com/romeojuliet/page_54.html

Link to comment

This definitely makes me wonder ... I was always confused by Shakespeare's prose. Beautiful and poetic, yes, but damn hard to understand! ;) So if I understand it correctly, it refers to kisses and that kissing is a no-no, so someone named angry Mab gives them what they deserve: oral herpes. Is that right? Ha! I never was a lit major, but if how I'm reading it is true, it lines up with my understanding of what our society feels about intimacy: that somehow, underneath it all, passion and lust are sinful. And that STIs like herpes are some method of punishment to those who dare to follow their sinful desires. Of course, I think this is all bull-honky ... but who can argue with Shakespeare? ;)

Notes:

  • My mother is now in hospice with end-stage cancer, so I am at her house a lot these days helping where I can until she passes. Thank you in advance for understanding if I am not as quick to respond as I normally would be. This is a precious and bittersweet time …
  • This content is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis. I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

Helpful resources:

Link to comment

Well that would make sense if I read deeper now wouldn't it? ;) Well I stand corrected, then ... :)

Notes:

  • My mother is now in hospice with end-stage cancer, so I am at her house a lot these days helping where I can until she passes. Thank you in advance for understanding if I am not as quick to respond as I normally would be. This is a precious and bittersweet time …
  • This content is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis. I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

Helpful resources:

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...