Tuesday, December 28, 2004

HONORABLE MEN?

One of the kingdoms in Return of the King is called Rohan. Early in the film the king, Theoden, describes one of the characters as “an honorable man.” I get the impression that this is the highest complement for a person that Theoden can bestow. This has been bubbling around in my head since I first saw the film. I’ve composed a lot of journal entries in my head and haven’t been happy with any of them.

When was the last time did you hear anyone described as honorable and it wasn’t part of a title? As in the honorable judge Hector Smith. There have been many business and political leaders in the news over the past few years. Certain members of the past and current administrations, certain business leaders, people in the news and entertainment industries that have had many adjectives joined with their names. I’m not sure that honorable would apply to any of them.

3 comments:

mlraminiak said...

I think of Jimmy Carter as honorable.  He's the only one who comes to mind, though...  Lisa  :-]

hope5555 said...

You are right. Our society's heroes tend to NOT be honorable.  Look at Donald Trump, or the many "sports heroes" who dope up, or the rich people who cheat on their taxes.  Whatever happened to doing the right thing just because it was the right thing?

visionarydiva1 said...

This is soo true. I don't think that those who "govern" us could be called honorable.

Amy

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