Whither Hong Kong? / September 2014 (Issue 25)

The Student Protester's Dilemma

by Peter Gordon

To talk, or not to talk: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outraged public opinion,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles?
And by opposing end them? To leave, to study;
No more; and by studying to say we end
The heartache and the thousand inconveniences
We've put people to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish'd. To sleep, to study;
To study: perchance to learn: ay, there's the rub;
For from our studies, what dreams may come.
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