Oyster, the world is one’s

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  1. Kerrie:

    In Shakespeare’s play The Merry Wives of Windsor, how important is the second part of the line “Why then the world’s mine oyster. Which I, with sword will open.”
    Without a knife, an oyster is almost impossible to open; but with it almost effortless. Therefore I see the reference to the sword as very significant to the meaning of this phrase. I think the “sword” is a metaphor for some kind of means or ability.
    When the original line is not regarded as a whole, the meaning could be easily have a different interpretation.

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