To quote one of my strong belief's, death of the body is only one way to die. To lose one's self either physically or mentally is just as great a death. When a man becomes a mouse, he loses all that he was, all that made the man a man is now gone. Is that man truly alive? I think not. When a man becomes a slave, all that he was is taken from him and he is reduced to something lesser, but if can maintain his sense of self, he has not lost what is truly invaluable. A fine depiction of such a death i think.