Being prepared for what life brings
Published posthumously, Cheney High School English teacher’s novel also helps scholarship fund
Last updated 2/5/2021 at 3:32pm
CHENEY — In writing a book about preparation for war, former Cheney High School English teacher Darrelyn McDermott drew on her experiences.
In selecting a title summing up those preparations, she drew on a more celebrated writer — William Shakespeare.
With the latter, specifically Act 5, Scene 2 of his classic “Hamlet.” In it, Hamlet’s friend Horatio is attempting to persuade the Danish prince from engaging in a duel, fearing he will be killed, but Hamlet knows he is destined to fight somehow at some time.
“If it be now, ‘tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now;...