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"I dare do all that may become a man"
I searched on the dictionary, and I found the word "become" has two meanings. One is "to be suitable for", and second one is "to start to be", according to the Cambridge online dictionary.
Does it mean this statement has double meaning? the first one is : "I will screw every boy who starts to be a man" and the second one is "I will do everything that is suitable for a man"
"Become" has two meanings: be = (1) begin to be; (2) turn into; AND suit = be appropriate to.
The original sentence is using the second meaning = I will do anything that may be appropriate to being a man
That dress is most becoming on you.
Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary
become (SUIT) Show phonetics
verb [T] became, become OLD-FASHIONED
to cause to look attractive or to be suitable for:
That colour really becomes you.
becoming Show phonetics
That's a most becoming (= attractive) dress, my dear.
If he's going to "do" all that, or who, may become a man, it means everything except the women and old guys. I guess.
Anonymous:If you have read Act 1 Scene 7, you may have noticed the rather chiding nature of Lady MacBeth but not only this, the longer monologue prior to her entrance. What Shakespear hints at here is an old theme. He hints there in several ways "But here, upon this bank and shoal of time/
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