Shakespeare’s prolific writings frequently entertain the Great Mysteries, other universal mysteries, human needs, human traits, and the ever present battle between good and evil. Shakespeare’s MacBeth displays human assassination, lust, power, ambition, and greed. Similar themes are portrayed in the plays of the Phantom of the Opera, and Miss Saigon. Victor Hugo’s Les Miserable profoundly captures the human condition at its commendable best and at its dishonorable worst. The I Ching (Book of Change) is the most important work of literature in the Orient. The book originates from Chinese mythical antiquity and for 3,000 years has greatly influenced Chinese history, politics, education, culture, morality, and philosophy. Notably, the I Ching has had special prominence for the two most significant branches of Chinese Philosophy —> Confucianism and Taoism.