How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
 William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice (1600). copy citation

Author William Shakespeare
Source The Merchant of Venice
Topic darkness evil good light
Date 1600
Language English
Reference The Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene 1
Note Written between 1596 and 1599 Portia line

Meaning and analysis

Kwize Master Portia notices the flame of a candle that shines from far away in the darkness and explains to her lady-in-waiting that the brightness of this little light is as visible as the one that a good deed does in an evil world.
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