Shakespeare on “Honor-Shame”

    Pleasure and revenge
    Have ears more deaf than adders to the voice
    Of any true decision.

    Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act II, Scene 2, ll. 171-73

Hector’s rebuke to Paris’ “honor-shame” speech in defense of his abduction of Menelaus’ wife, the major babe, Helen.

Excellent article by Alice Shalvi, “‘Honor’ in Troilus and Cressida,” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, Vol. 5, No. 2, Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama (Spring, 1965), pp. 283-302

3 Responses to Shakespeare on “Honor-Shame”

  1. Off-topic,

    Speaking of Paris, here’s the Can-Can. It’s a video that is nice musical humor by YouTube user kartiv2, who is Israeli, and YouTube user MysteryGuitarMan, who is Brazilian and who lives in the United States.

  2. Oops. I tried to embed the video but it didn’t work. Here’s the link.

    Mystery guitar man & Kartiv2 – CanCan
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn6UAePFqm4

  3. Eliyahu says:

    off topic
    but here’s something about the appeals in the Ilan Halimi murder case. All the sentences were too light except for the sentence of the leader of the gang, Fofana. So the other convicts in the case were appealing sentences that were already too light.

    http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_details/article/116/2010/october/25/document-shows-ex-french-leaders-anti-semitism.html

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