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analogies and parallels

not too long ago i posted an entry about Lucky Number Slevin, and around that time i was almost finished rereading Jhegaala by Brust. There was a particular speech in the latter that reminded me very strongly of the former, enough that i felt it warranted a quotation:

"...what you did was still wrong."

"Is it? Why? Who says someone should be permitted to hurt me with impunity?"

"It's bad to carry hate around with you."

"I'm not carrying it around. I got rid of it. I put it to good use."

"All those people you killed."

"What about them?"

"They had family. Mothers. Brothers. Lovers. People who cared about them, and who didn't do anything to you, and who you've hurt."

"Let them come for me, if they care to try. In a year or so, anyway."

"That's not the point."

"I know."

I dropped it there, because I didn't have a good answer. I still don't. I won't play the hypocrite and make some crap-filled remarks about how sometimes people get hurt and it's just a necessary part of the cost. I don't know and I don't care. I know those bastards couldn't get away with what they did, and they didn't, and I'm happy about it. Whatever that makes me is what it makes me. You decide; I'm done thinking about it.

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catyoubig
Jul. 14th, 2009 03:00 pm (UTC)
I JUST SAW THIS MOVIE!

and.. I thoroughly enjoy vengeance.
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