The Beggar's Note is a note given to Thomas Covenant at the beginning of Lord Foul's Bane and reads as follows:
- A real man- real in all the ways that we recognize as real
- - finds himself suddenly abstracted from the world and
- deposited in a physical situation which could not possibly
- exist: sounds have aroma, smells have color and depth,
- sights have texture, touches have pitch and timbre. There
- he is informed by a disembodied voice that he has been
- brought to that place as a champion for his world. He
- must fight to the death in single combat against a champion
- from another world. If he is defeated, he will die, and his
- world- the real world- will be destroyed because it lacks
- the inner strength to survive.
- The man refuses to believe that what he is told is true.
- He asserts that he is either dreaming or hallucinating, and
- declines to be put in the false position of fighting to the
- death where no 'real' danger exists. He is implacable in his
- determination to disbelieve his apparent situation, and does
- not defend himself when he is attacked by the champion
- of the other world.
- Question: is the man's behavior courageous or coward-
- ly? This is the fundamental question of ethics.
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