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What effect did the knocking at the gate in "Macbeth" have on Thomas De Quincey?

De Quincey says that murder singularly focuses the attention on the instinct for self-preservation, which destroys any sense of distinction between human beings and animals: the primal law of self-...
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Equestrian statues and wooden logs, what's the connection?

He means they sit completely still, as still as statues. They sit on logs, so the statues they most resemble are statues of people mounted on horseback (equestrian statues) - the horse being the ...
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