circe hamilton

  • [on Aeaea, while being pursued by Circe’s animals]
  • Odysseus: Oh, man. I mean, you know, I-I don’t want to kill nobody.
  • Circe: They’re just animals, Odysseus! It’s okay to kill them! They’re animals!
  • [Odysseus throws a spear at one of the animals, badly wounding its leg. It turns back into a human as it dies.]
  • Animal: Aaaaah! My leg is cut off!
  • One of Circe’s attendants: Polites is bleeding to death! Someone tell his wife and children!
  • Odysseus: They’re not animals, Circe!
  • Circe: It’s a figure of speech, Odysseus. They’re men. I don’t respect them.