What would you wish to be in a cry, a deed, a phrase?


Senior Member
Could you help be understand this sentence please? It is from the philosopher Miguel Unamuno and was cited with no further context in a film synopsis:

“What would you wish to be in a cry, a deed, a phrase?” Without a doubt, in answer to this question by philosopher Miguel Unamuno, the central character would reply with an ironic: “nothing”.

  • Joelline

    Senior Member
    American English
    I doubt that you will get the answer you are looking for, borz. The problem is that the film critic's sentence is a query in response to Miguel Unamuno's rather long essay "The Tragic Sense of Life." You can read an authorized English translation of Unamuno's essay online; his preface to this edition begins HERE.
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