October 2017: Mac

“ROSS
And Duncan's horses--a thing most strange and certain--
Beauteous and swift, the minions of their race,
Turn'd wild in nature, broke their stalls, flung out,
Contending 'gainst obedience, as they would make
War with mankind.

OLD MAN
'Tis said they eat each other.

ROSS
They did so, to the amazement of mine eyes
That look'd upon't. Here comes the good Macduff.”

William Shakespeare, Macbeth - ~1606

This is the only one this month that isn't the opening paragraph...this is from a few scenes in, but I'm using it because I don't think people talk enough about this scene from Macbeth...this is pretty big, though. Duncan, a good and just king, was murdered, and his death was such a crime that his horses ate each other.