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    I was wondering if anyone had any good interpretations on the quote from Ode to a Grecian Urn
    "beauty is truth, truth is beauty, that is all ye need on earth and all ye need to know" its always said to be incredibly significant and im just wondering if anyone has any interesting takes on it.
    In Othello, has anyone also got any important quotes from either Roderigo or Bianca or anything very important to note on any of the minor characters?
    Thankyou!
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    my take on beauty truth is:

    'a friend to man'= a friend to the imagination. that is, an aid to help us cope with the misery of existence. 'To whom thou sayest'= what the urn has to say to the IMAGINATION. imagination is a connection beteen the real and ideal. The urn is stating to the imagination that beauty is truth which is impossible when thought of rationally. Beauty is truth on a transcendent level only. If beauty WAS truth then we wouldnt be living in the real. 'That is all ye on earth and all ye need to know'= All those on earth with a soul and imagination. All those who are aware of the limitations of human existence.

    Imagining that beauty is truth is an example of Negative Capability.
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    Bianca: I am no strumpet but of life
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    (Original post by becke)
    I was wondering if anyone had any good interpretations on the quote from Ode to a Grecian Urn
    "beauty is truth, truth is beauty, that is all ye need on earth and all ye need to know" its always said to be incredibly significant and im just wondering if anyone has any interesting takes on it.
    In Othello, has anyone also got any important quotes from either Roderigo or Bianca or anything very important to note on any of the minor characters?
    Thankyou!
    that quote can be interpreted in 2 different ways...as all of "beauty is truth, truth is beauty, that is all ye need on earth and all ye need to know" being said 'by the urn', or as "that is all ye need on earth and all ye need to know" being said by the narrator with the speech marks being placed after truth is beauty..
    im basically panicking as i have this exam in a few hours and have done barely any revison..any hugely important quotes would be appreciated
 
 
 
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