Quote page for DADT book
"What is a man,
If his chief good and market of his time
Be but to sleep and feed a beast no more.
Sure, he that made us with such large discourse.
Looking before and after, gave us not
That capability and god-like reason
To fust in us unused."
"Rightly to be great
Is not to stir without great argument,
But greatly to find quarter in a straw
When honor's at the stake."
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act IV, Scene IV, final monologue
In Kenneth Branagh's film Hamlet (1996, Columbia/Sony), Hamlet gives this speech in a wintry landscape with armies approaching from a background, while Patrick Doyle's music triumphantly and defiantly crashes down. The audience cheers, and I never heard a single speech be so exciting in film. Is this passage the inspiration for our modern honor concept?