Preferring death to capture, I accomplished the most astonishing deeds, and which, more than once, showed me that the too great care we take of our bodies is the only obstacle to the success of those projects which require rapid decision, and vigorous and determined execution. In reality, when you have once devoted your life to your enterprises, you are no longer the equal of other men, or, rather, other men are no longer your equals, and whosoever has taken this resolution, feels his strength and resources doubled.
-Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter XLIV, The Vendetta.
As per the recommendation of one of my fellow bloggers, I began watching the tv series Hannibal a couple of weeks ago. While, I agree with my friend’s views on why the series is good, even, great, at times…there is plenty of discourse already about the content, and not enough looking beyond it. Let’s step back for a few minutes.