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  1. Last night I decided to listen to an audiobook on my phone while I fell asleep. I figured I'd try Shakespeare since it's supposedly so great. I expected that it would sound like Chinese. Thus far I've had little exposure to Shakespeare or anything like it. Right away I realized I was unable to make sense of 98% of the narrative (closer to 99%) After about 15 minutes I was beginning to become painfully aware that I had no power of mind to make the material at all comprehensible. I became frustrated and right before I was about to give up, something extraordinary happened. (Well not too extraordinary) I began to listen with an ear that did not try to follow the narrative as dialogue with literal meaning. I opened up to the idea that every line in Shakespeare is some form of simile or metaphor, to be subjectively interpreted (with multiple layers of meaning). My assumption was that all Shakespeare's writing, unearths the power of words, whose heavy subjective tones can carry deep uncovered meaning that leads the mind to deeper comprehension, inferences and extraordinary ideas. Do you think that understanding the multiple meanings of context in Shakespeare is something he intended for his readers? (Interpreting all his words subjectively seems the only way to make sense of all the dicerse and syntax he drowns you in).
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