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From ‘A Few Good Men’

Col. Jessup: You want answers?
Kaffee: I think I’m entitled.
Col. Jessup: You want answers?
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Col. Jessup: You can’t handle the truth!
Jessup: I’d appreciate it if he would address me as “Colonel” or “Sir.” I believe I’ve earned it.
Randolph: Counsel will refer to the witness as “Colonel” or “Sir.”
Jessup: I don’t know what the hell kind of unit you’re running here.
Randolph: And you will refer to this court as “Your Honor” or “Judge”… I’m quite certain I’ve earned it. Take your seat, Colonel.
Col. Jessup: You see Danny, I can deal with the bullets, and the bombs, and the blood. I don’t want money, and I don’t want medals. What I do want is for you to stand there in that faggoty white uniform and with your Harvard mouth extend me some *beep* courtesy. You gotta ask me nicely.
Col. Jessup: Son, we live in a world that has walls.
And those walls have to be guarded by men
with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You,
Lt. Weinberg? I have a greater
responsibility than you can possibly
fathom. You weep for Santiago and you
curse the marines. You have that luxury.
You have the luxury of not knowing what I
know: That Santiago’s death, while tragic,
probably saved lives. And my existence,
while grotesque and incomprehensible to
you, saves lives.You don’t want the truth. Because deep
down, in places you don’t talk about at
parties, you want me on that wall. You
need me on that wall.

We use words like honor, code,
loyalty…we use these words as the
backbone to a life spent defending
something. You use them as a punchline.

I have neither the time nor the
inclination to explain myself to a man who
rises and sleeps under the blanket of the
very freedom that I provide, and then questions the
manner in which I provide it. I would rather
you just said thank you and went on your
way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a
weapon and stand a post. Either way, I
don’t give a damn what you think you’re
entitled to!

Story keys-Joseph Campbell

From ‘The Hero with a thousand faces’

The mythological hero, setting forth from his commondary hut or castle, is lured, carried away, or else voluntarily proceeds, to the threshold of adventure. There he encounters a shadow presence that guards the passage. The hero may defeat or conciliate this power and go alive into into the kingdom of the dark (brother battle, dragon-battle; offering, charm), or be slain by the opponent and descend in death(dismemberment, crucifixion). Beyond the threshold, then , the hero journeys through a world of unfamiliar yet strangely intimate forces, some of which severely threaten him (tests),some of which give magical aid(helpers).When he arrives at the nadir of the mythological round, he undergoes a supreme ordeal and gains his reward. The triumph may be represented as the hero’s sexual union with the goddess mother of the world (sacred marriage), his recognition by the father-creator(father atonement), his own divinization(apotheosis), or again- if the powers have remained unfriendly to him- his theft of the boon he came to gain(bride-theft, fire-theft); intrinsically it is an expansion of consciousness and therewith of being(illumination, transfiguration, freedom). The final work is that of return. If the powers have blessed the hero, he now sets forth under their protection (emissary); if not, he flees and is pursued (transofromation fllight, obstacle filght). At the return threshold the transcendental powers must remain behind; the hero re-emerges from the kingdom of dread(return, resurrection). The boon that brings restores the world(elixir) .

1)”The Call to Adventure” or the signs of vocation of the hero: Ex: Buddha 2) “Refusal of the Call”, or the folly of the flight from the god 3) “Supernatural Aid”, the unsuspected assistance that comes to one who undertakes his proper adventure 4) “The crossing of the First Threshold” 5) “The Belly of the Whale” or the passage into the realm of night.

1) “The Road of Trials”, or the dangerous aspects of the gods 2) “The meeting with the Goddess” (Magna Matter) or the bliss of infancy regained 3) “Woman as the Temptress” the realization and agony of Oedipus 4) “The Atonement with the Father” 5) “Apotheosis” 6) “The Ultimate Boon”

1) “The refusal to Return” or the world denied 2) “The magic flight”, or the escape of Promotheus 3) “Rescue from Without” 4) “The Crossing of the Return Threshold”, or the return to the world of the common day 5) “Master of the Two worlds” 6) “The Freedom to Live,” the nature and function of the ultimate boon.

Mr.Shawshank Speaks..

“I could see why some of the boys
took him for snobby. He had a quiet
way about him, a walk and a talk
that just wasn’t normal around
here. He strolled. like a man in a
park without a care or worry. Like
he had on an invisible coat that
would shield him from this place. ”

“Believe what you want. These walls
are funny. First you hate ’em, then
you get used to ’em. After long
enough, you get so you depend on
’em. That’s “institutionalized.”
“That there are things in this world
not carved out of gray stone. That
there’s a small place inside of us
they can never lock away, and that
place is called hope. “
“Andy Dufresne, who crawled through
a river of shit and came out clean
on the other side. Andy Dufresne,
headed for the Pacific. “
“Sometimes it makes me sad, though,
Andy being gone. I have to remind
myself that some birds aren’t meant
to be caged, that’s all. Their
feathers are just too bright… “
“Dear Red. If you’re reading this,
you’ve gotten out. And if you’ve
come this far, maybe you’re willing
to come a little further. You
remember the name of the town,
don’t you? I could use a good man
to help me get my project on
wheels. I’ll keep an eye out for
you and the chessboard ready.

Remember, Red. Hope is a good
thing, maybe the best of things,
and no good thing ever dies. I will
be hoping that this letter finds
you, and finds you well. Your
friend. Andy. “