"Screw your courage to the sticking place" nghĩa là gì?

hết sức can đảm đi giày cao gót dự hội sách... Photo courtesy ActuaLitté.

'Screw your courage to the sticking place' nghĩa là quyết tâm, cương quyết, kiên quyết; kiên định, vững vàng, không chùn bước; đây là một câu trong Macbeth của Shakespeare, năm 1605.

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With some 62 book-related events loaded into a single 10-hour day, Portland Book Festival is an unparalleled opportunity, even for those of us who don’t like to leave our couches, teapots and teetering stacks of books. So gird your loins and screw your courage to the sticking place, my friends—you still have a few days to prepare. And prepare you must!

After Lady Macbeth advised her husband to “screw your courage to the sticking-place” in Act I, the guilt of murdering King Duncan in Shakespeare’s “Scottish Play” drives her to pace the halls of her castle in her sleep, uttering her most famous soliloquy. “Wash your hands. Put on your nightgown. Look not so pale. — I tell you yet again, Banquo’s buried; he cannot come out on ’s grave.”

Just as you were minding your own business, your phone pings automatically with a notification that you've been added to some random group. You're now part of neighbourhood watch, a high school group and disturbingly (in my case) a "Chinese Friends" group. It makes for the stuff of eye-rolls and deep sighs. And just like in real life some characters make you grateful for mute buttons and others ultimately push you to screw your courage to the sticking-place, and be that person who "has left the group".

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