Asked • 08/08/19

The necks he broke always belonged to officers?

I watched the 1st episode of "Taboo" TV show and here is a piece of the description of the main character given by his enemies:> I would guess that confidence allowed his true savage nature and> mother's madness to emerge. **The necks he broke always belonged to> officers**. And then there is the setting ablaze of a Navy boat in an> experiment with oil and mashed potatoes while drunk. And a fight with> a bear in Chancery Lane, a rebellion against the cooks for bad> custard, started by him, and he raved about fortunes and hidden> treasures. He tried to recruit other boys to go down the river to> India, to trade with Red Indians, to take gold from the Aztecs. And> more necks, more whores and more custard. And finally...I suspect that the main character actually didn't break officers's necks because it's the crime that a soldier couldn't have committed without consequences. I guess that there is some figurative meaning of "the necks he broke". Am I right?

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Thomas M. answered • 08/26/19

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