I wish to know what exactly Shakespeare wants to say in the following passage which is taken from "the comedy of errors" ? Please explain: "A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,/We bid be quiet...

I wish to know what exactly Shakespeare wants to say in the following passage which is taken from "the comedy of errors" ? Please explain: "A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,/We bid be quiet when we hear it cry; /But were we burdened with like weight of pain,/As much or more we should ourselves complain."

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alexb2 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Basically, it means that the suffering of others is hard to hear, but when we suffer, we want others to hear us.

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