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D'ARTAGNAN: You cannot ask me to betray
my king! I have sworn
ATHOS: It is honour you serve, and when the king is dishonourable
you are removed from your
oath of honour
D'ARTAGNAN: An oath is an oath precisely because it cannot be removed
ATHOS: Why do you follow him, D'Artagnan? I know you have put service above your own life, but why does this King
? He is a monster! He executes ministers for his own
, with their families hostage
so they take the blame
! He has no
D'ARTAGNAN: No man is all bad or all good. I believe, I must believe, that Louis can learn. And perhaps I can help him.
|to betray somebody
||traicionar a alguien
| to swear
||jurar. Las formas del pasado son swore, sworn.
||deshonroso. El opuesto es honourable (honroso, honorable). En inglés
americano no se escribe la u, dishonorable, honorable, honor.
|oath of honour
||juramento de honor
|to deserve something
||lealtad. Loyal significa leal. Disloyal significa desleal.
|to take the blame
||asumir la resposabilidad. To put the blame on somebody significa
culpar a alguien.
ATHOS: Recent hours have been a shock.
PHILLIPPE: Perhaps not as much as you might imagine. When tutors answered every question except those about who I
was, when I was imprisoned
in a way no other man had ever been, I knew there was something different about me. But a king...
ATHOS: Phillippe, there is something I hope you understand. Terrible cruelty
has been used
And you must understand that you did nothing to deserve it.
PHILLIPPE: There is wrath
in me. I have learned to hide
it. Those years in the
, I dreamed that freedom
would someday just happen, the way the mask happened. Now I am free.
And with each free breath
I feel the growing desire
to make someone suffer for all I lost. Look at this, all this that for ten years I could not see! What if I become a king, a king no different from my brother?
ATHOS: The desire for vengeance
can be a poison
PHILLIPPE: What is its antidote?
ATHOS: I suppose it is to remember there are many people who have never been in a prison, who pass such
every day, and never see it.
|to be imprisoned
||ser encarcelado. Prison es cárcel.
||en tu contra
|to hide something
||En este caso significa celda (en la cárcel). También significa célula.
||libertad. Free significa libre.
||deseo cada vez mayor
D'ARTAGNAN: Your Majesty, every day of your life I have watched over
you. No angel could
a more faithful
vigil. I have bled
for you, and have prayed, every day, to
see you become greater than your office
, better than the law. Show me now what my faith and blood
. Show mercy
LOUIS: You take the side of traitors
PHILLIPPE: Please, may I speak? My lord, I beg
that you kill me. I release
before Almighty God
, from any claim
in taking my life. In
, I will pray
that God reward
you for your mercy to do it. But do not,
I beg you, return me to the prison, where I have lived so long.
LOUIS: D'Artagnan, you will hunt down
Aramis, Porthos and Athos, and bring me their heads, or I will have yours. And as for you, Phillippe, back to the prison you shall go, and
into the mask you hate
|to watch over somebody
||cuidar a alguien
||soportar. Las formas del pasado son stood, stood.
||fiel. El opuesto es faithless (infiel, desleal). Faith
||sangrar. Las formas del pasado son bled, bled. Blood significa
||En este caso, significa cargo.
|to take the side of somebody
||tomar partido por alguien, ponerse del lado de alguien
|to release somebody from something
||liberar a alguien de algo
|before Almighty God
||ante Dios Todopoderoso
||pecado. Sinner es pecador.
|to reward somebody for something
||premiar, recompensar a alguien por algo
|to hunt down somebody
||perseguir y atrapar
|to hate something/somebody
||odiar algo/a alguien
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