I said I'd never and now I have
November 23, 2011 6:23 AM Subscribe
Do you know of any literary quotes on the theme of self-disgust and shame when authors or characters realise they have turned into that which they once despised?
posted by cincinnatus c to media & arts (10 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Essentially "What have I become?" ("What have we become?" is fine too.)
I imagine there are plenty in Shakespeare - feel free to name some of them. But I would like as many examples as I can get, from all forms of literature. Ideally they should be succinctly and pungently phrased.