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The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the Fly is a poem by Mary Howitt (1799–1888), published in 1828. The first line runs like this: ‘Will you walk into my parlour?’ said the Spider to the Fly.” The story is spun around a cunning spider who lures and entraps a fly in its web by using seduction and manipulation. The poem is a cautionary tale against those who use flattery and charm to disguise their true intentions.

How many of us regret at leisure after hastily taking that first step into that web – which in hind sight was the catalyst to the world of pain we find ourselves in. That proverbial first step could be a raised hand, a harsh word, a click of a mouse, the tapping of a key, or any one of a myriad of other ill-considered acts or omissions.  It could be that you’re the fly caught in the web of a violent spider.

The consequences of stepping into that parlour are obviously catastrophic for the fly who ends up in a death trap.

Whether you’re the spider or the fly help is available. We at McNamara’s act with empathy and astuteness for you regardless of whether you are the spider or the fly.

Call us for your 1/2hr free consultation on 1300 285 888.


Date Published - April 15, 2020

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